A study of the transmission of genetic information with emphasis on the structure and function of nucleic acids. The genetics of prokaryotes, eukaryotes and viruses will be covered. The molecular basis of replication, repair, recombination, and gene expression will also be examined. Lab experiments introduce a variety of molecular biology techniques such as replica plating, bacterial conjugation and transformation, the isolation and restriction enzyme cleavage of plasmid DNA, and restriction mapping. Three class hours, three laboratory hours.
Prerequisites: BIO 156 with a grade of C- or better and CHE 151 with a grade of C- or better, or permission of instructor.
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Fall Semester 2015
Building 8, Room 201
M-F 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.