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Biotech Courses

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Biotech Courses Currently Offered

(Explore the Biotechnology Minor)

BIO 452 Cell Biology (4)
Introduction to cell structure and function, energy conversions, protein sorting, signaling, cytoskeleton, cell adhesion, and the cell cycle. 

BIO 375 (475) Molecular Biology Laboratory (3)
Introduction to techniques used in molecular biology and biotechnology; DNA extraction, characterization, cloning, Southern blotting, reverse transcription, polymerase chain reaction, and sequencing analysis. 1 lecture, 2 laboratories. 

BIO 476 Gene Expression Laboratory (2)
Heterologous gene expression of a recombinant protein in a microbial system: gene cloning, construction of expression plasmid, DNA sequence analysis, trans-formation of microbial host, selection and analysis of transformed host cells, expression and purification of recombinant protein. 2 laboratories. 

BIO 501 Molecular and Cellular Biology (4)
Principles of molecular and cellular biology including gene function and regulation, energetics, protein trafficking, cytoskeleton, signaling, adhesion, and the cell cycle. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 

MCRO 402 General Virology (4) 
Infective macromolecules (prions, viroids, and viruses) associated with microbes, plants, and animals. Epidemiology, immune responses, pathogenicity, carcinogenesis, diagnoses, vaccination, and therapy. 3 lectures, 1 laboratory. 

MCRO 224 General Microbiology I (5)
Microbial cellular structure and function, nutrition and growth dynamics, control of microbial growth, metabolism, genetics, and viruses. Both prokaryotic and eukaryotic microorganisms emphasized. 3 lectures, 2 laboratories. 

MCRO 225 General Microbiology II (5)
Microbial diversity, systematics, ecology, and symbiotic relationships. Introduction to host-microorganism interactions including pathogenesis, epidemiology, and immunology. 3 lectures, 2 laboratories.

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