BIO 441 Molecular Genetics, 4 credits

A study of the molecular basis of information storage, regulation, processing, and expression. Structure and function of proteins, nucleic acids, and their interactions are discussed. Molecular approaches used in contemporary biology will be covered with specific attention to plant biotechnology, gene therapy, transgenic organisms, and cloning. Laboratory will focus on current molecular biology methodology including DNA sequencing, recombinant DNA technology, and polymerase chain reaction (PCR).

Lecture: 3 hours Lab: 3 hours

Prerequisites: BIO 202 or 212 or 341 or permission of instructor