MICROBIAL AND MOLECULAR GENETICS
Studies macromolecules, macromolecular complexes, protein synthesis and gene regulation using viruses, bacteria and lower eukaryotes. Topics include DNA/chromosome structure, genetic recombination, plasmids, transposons, recombinant DNA and genetic analysis. This course is an upper-level elective for biology majors and is presented as a series of lectures, discussions, presentations, and laboratory experiments. Not offered every semester. Prerequisites: Two of the following three courses are required: CHEM 341 (Biochemistry), BIOLOGY 242 (Microbiology), or BIOLOGY 332 (Genetics). Three hours of lecture and two hours of laboratory per week. The laboratory hours will vary.