Jan 23, 2021  
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 
Undergraduate Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIOL 20300 - Molecular Biology and Genetics

This course includes a detailed examination of the fundamental principles of gene expression. The processes of DNA replication, transcription, mRNA processing, micro RNA function, and translation will be extensively covered. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems will be described. Classical Mendelian as well as molecular genetics principles will be covered in the lecture through a discussion of several model systems. Important genetic processes such as recombination, transposition and DNA repair will be discussed in-depth. The course will provide a modern view of the concept of the gene, and introduce basic bioinformatics analysis. Hands-on laboratory experiments will reinforce bacterial and eukaryotic genetic concepts as well as provide basics in recombinant DNA technology.
prereq: Advisor permission; BIOL 10000 and 10200 or equiv; CHEM 10200, CHEM 10400, CHEM 10600 or equiv. (for Major II students, chem prereqs are CHEM 10000, 10100; coreqs are CHEM 12000,12100)
coreq: CHEM 22200, 22300 or perm instr.
7 hrs
4.5 cr.
spring only