Fall 2008

Molecular Genetics

Listed in: Biology, as BIOL-25


David I. Ratner (Sections 03 and 04)


A study of the molecular mechanisms underlying the transmission and expression of genes. DNA replication and recombination, RNA synthesis and processing, and protein synthesis and modification will be examined. Both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems will be analyzed, with an emphasis upon the regulation of gene expression. Application of modern molecular methods to biomedical and agricultural problems will also be considered. The laboratory component will focus upon recombinant DNA methodology. Four classroom hours and four hours of laboratory per week; some laboratory exercises may require irregular hours. Requisite: Bilogy 10. Limited to 30 students. Not open to first-year students. Fall semester. Professor Ratner.