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BIO 420: Molecular Biology.

6 hours (2, lecture; 4, lab), 4 credits. Discussion of structure and function of nucleic acids and proteins and their synthesis in vivo and in vitro. Basic concepts in molecular genetics are studied, with special emphasis on the molecular architecture of the gene, its action, and regulations in bacteria and bacteriophages. Laboratory experiments include techniques for isolation and quantitation of nucleic acids from cells, use of the cell-free synthesizing systems, and basic procedures in microbial genetics. PREREQ: CHE 234-235, BIO 238, and either BIO 400 or CHE 444.

Last modified: 9/3/2014