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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (B M B)

B M B 400 Molecular Biology of the Gene (2-3) Biochemistry of genetic phenomena, including the structure, replication and dynamics of genes and chromosomes, their expression and regulation.

B M B 400 Molecular Biology of the Gene (2-3)

Molecular Biology of the Gene examines the flow of information in living things at the molecular level. Topics such as the following are included: 1) DNA replication, repair and recombination, 2) RNA transcription and modification, and 3) protein translation, folding and modification. This class is designed as a one-semester course having the objectives of understanding concepts in molecular biology and gene regulation, and exploring research materials and methods used in the laboratory. Course materials are prepared not only from the textbook but also from the primary literature. Therefore, students who want to take this course should have some familiarity with reading research articles.

B M B 400 is for advanced undergraduates who have already taken introductory molecular biology and biochemistry. Knowledge of molecular biology is essential background for pursuit of a career in the life sciences, including academia, medicine, industry, forensic science and science policy.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Fall 2008
Prerequisite: BIOL 222 orBIOL 322;BIOL 230W orB M B 251;CHEM 212

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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