Biology, Eighth Edition (Raven)

Chapter 18: Genomics

Learning Outcomes

Chapter 18
  • Define genome.
  • Discuss the breath of genomics.
  • Distinguish between genetic maps and physical maps.
  • Describe the different techniques used for sequencing a genome.
  • Discuss the pros and cons of using clone-by-clone sequencing versus shotgun sequencing.
  • Compare the sizes of different genomes (Drosophila, human, rice)
  • Describe the ways genes are identified in the genome.
  • Describe the four different classes of protein-encoding genes in eukaryotes.
  • Discuss the significance of non-coding regions in the genome.
  • Describe the variation in the human genome as a result in SNPs.
  • Define genomics. Discuss the various fields of genomics and the importance in understanding life.
  • Describe the applications of functional genomics.
  • Describe the applications of proteomics.
  • Discuss the impact genome projects will have on human life in the future: medical, agricultural and social.
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