May 23, 2024  
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2022 - 2023 Undergraduate Catalog [FINAL EDITION]

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BIOL 310 - Molecular Biology of the Gene


4 Credit(s)

This course for pre-medical students and biology and biochemistry majors focuses on the molecular mechanisms that mediate the processes comprising the Central Dogma of Molecular Biology. Attention is given to prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene expression mechanisms and the molecular interactions that mediate them. A theme of the course is the study of how these gene regulatory mechanisms lead to significant phenotypic complexity in eukaryotes, including mammals. Analysis of the seminal experiments that led to the current understanding of gene regulation is a strong focus of the course and includes critical reading of primary journal articles. There is a focus on experimental design, both in the lecture and laboratory. Laboratory topics include molecular cloning techniques and gene expression analysis. Fulfills one cell and molecular biology elective.
3 hours laboratory. 3 hours lecture,
Prerequisite(s): BIOL 262 .



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