Jan 27, 2021  
College Catalog 2020-2021 
    
College Catalog 2020-2021

BIO 310 - Molecular Biology

3.00 credits.
This course provides background in bacterial and eukaryotic molecular biology, including mechanisms of DNA replication, transcription, and translation. We will discuss regulation of gene expression in bacteria and eukaryotes, current techniques used to study and manipulate molecular processes, and ethical questions raised by rapid advances in molecular biology. Students will gain experience in reading and interpreting scientific journal articles. Through case studies, we will explore applications of molecular biology in areas including infectious and heritable disease, cancer biology, crop science, and conservation biology. *Prerequisite(s): BIO 111 . Hours: 3. Fall semester.