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Undergraduate Course Details
Number BIO 313
Title Molecular Biology
Credits 4.0
Prerequisites BIO212, or permission of the Department Chairperson
Co-requisites CHE213

Description

An introduction to major concepts and experimental techniques in molecular biology. This course examines the synthesis of DNA, RNA, and proteins, and the regulation of these processes. Molecular biology techniques covered in lecture include cloning, gene fusions, DNA sequencing, basics of DNA and protein sequence analysis (bioinformatics), PCR, DNA microarrays and electrophoresis. Laboratories will focus on methods used in cloning DNA. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week. One or two field trips off campus may be required. Occasional short periods of lab work outside of the schedule time may be required.