Feb 06, 2023  
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin 
2021-2022 Undergraduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 3800 - Molecular Biology (4) [WID]

When Offered: Fall; Spring
GEN ED: Junior Writing in the Discipline (WID)
A study of the basic molecular processes and critical recombinant DNA technologies. This includes: structure and general features of the biological information molecules DNA, RNA and proteins; DNA replication and repair processes; RNA synthesis and processing; protein synthesis and regulation; and basic recombinant DNA technology. The laboratory will include: DNA isolation techniques; restriction analysis; construction of a recombinant DNA molecule and cloning; DNA-DNA hybridization; in vitro translation and analysis of the protein; PCR amplification of DNA; DNA sequencing and analysis; and the introduction to computer analysis of DNA, RNA and proteins. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours.
Prerequisites: BIO 1801  for non-Biology majors, BIO 1802  for Biology majors, one semester of organic chemistry (CHE 2101  or CHE 2201 ); BIO 2400  or BIO 2700 ; and RC 2001  or its equivalent. Demonstrated Readiness for College-level Math.