Jul 01, 2022  
2019-2020 Academic Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Academic Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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BIOL 1414 - Introduction to Biotechnology I


Prerequisites / Corequisite
Overview of classical genetics, DNA structure, the flow of genetic information, DNA replication, gene transcription, and protein translation. Principles of major molecular biology and genetic engineering techniques, including restriction enzymes and their uses, major types of cloning vectors, construction of libraries, Southern and Northern blotting, hybridization, PCR, and DNA typing. Applications of these techniques in human health and welfare, medicine, agriculture and the environment. Introduction to the human genome project, gene therapy, molecular diagnostics, forensics, creation and uses of transgenic plants and animal and animal cloning and of the ethical, legal, and social issues and scientific problems associated with these technologies.  Relevant practical exercises in the above areas.

Hours (4 sem hrs; 3 lec, 1 lab)



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