BIO 255 - Molecular Biology4
Course Description: An intensive lecture and laboratory course designed to provide scientific background on procedures used for cloning, isolation and characterization of a particular gene or DNA sequence in biotechnology industries. Emphasis will be placed on techniques of DNA synthesis, DNA extraction, DNA amplification (PCR), DNA sequencing, and DNA analysis through cloning, non-isotope detection systems, Southern and Northern transfers, and forensic applications of DNA fingerprinting. 3 hours lecture/3 hours laboratory
Prerequisite(s): Certificate in Biotechnology or permission of course instructor.
General Education Elective(s): Science
Course Student Learning Outcomes:
- Explain the structure, function and replication processes of DNA and RNA
- Explain the role of DNA and RNA in protein synthesis
- Perform procedures related to the use of DNA in the biotech industry
- Calculate dilutions, standards, molarity and concentrations of solutions
- Draw conclusions based on analysis of data gathered from experiments
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