The topics labeled with review provide foundation information for understanding the genetics concepts. Each genetics topic explored here has a brief overview of the concepts required to understand the content and an embedded worksheet. You will get the most out of these resources if you read and complete all material, complete any activities listed, and work in the order designated by the activity guide.
You can find a summary sheet of many important genetics concepts at the bottom of each topic page. If you need accommodations to utilize any of these resources, please contact us at LRC@ucdenver.edu.
This review sheet explains what it means to define alleles and why this is important.
This review sheet explains what genotype and phenotype are and explains how they are related.
This set of documents covers the topic of haplosufficiency through reviewing dominance and mutations as well as terminology and examples of haplosufficiency.
This set of documents explains the difference between the product and sum rules and their application to genetics.
This set of documents covers why inheritance probabilities can differ based on modes of inheritance and applies this line of reasoning to pedigrees as a way to identify inheritance patterns.
This set of documents explains what recombination is, when it occurs, and what it means for genetic variability. Drawings and a hands-on modeling activity of single and double recombinants are used for this review.
This set of documents reviews what these two crosses are, compares them, and provides examples of problems
This set of documents reviews what epistasis is and then compares dominant and recessive epistasis by expected ratio.
This set of documents explains complementation and provides an analogy for aid in memorization. Then, it compares terminology and provides practice of complementation problems.
This set of documents provides a comparison of three types of horizontal gene transfer. Practice with identifying the types of horizontal gene transfer and a note organization table are included.
This set of documents explains how selective plating allows for genotyping bacteria. The foundational knowledge of how bacterial genotype indicates survivability on nutrient lacking and toxin containing plates can be practiced with these practice problems.
This set of documents explains conjugation experiments and provides practice for how to read an exconjugant graph.
The central dogma of biology explains the flow of genetic information to make a protein. This set of documents connects DNA replication, transcription, and translation as well as relates these processes to the gene expression.
This set of documents provides a comparison between splicing and alternative splicing.
This document provides a brief explanation of the anatomy of a gene and explains the functions of each part.
This document explains what an operon is, what parts all operons must have, and what their functions are. This document can be used in combination with a review of lactose or tryptophan operons.
This set of documents provides an explanation for lactose operons, a table to organize notes about the function of part of the lac operon, and practice to test your knowledge.
This document provides a brief overview of mitosis and meiosis and a table to organize your notes on this topic.
This set of documents provides an explanation of types of chromosomal rearrangement and then practice problems and an activity to help you learn to identify which type of rearrangement it is and how it occurred.
This sheet provides a map of how major genetics topics are all related to each other.