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BIO 340 - Biotechnology and Lab


Prerequisites: BIO 200  or BIO 325  or CHEM 301  or consent of instructor
Fulfills a course requirement in the Biology Core Concentration
Laboratory-intensive course.
Students acquire the core set of skills involved in cloning specific genes. Techniques include the purification of DNA and RNA molecules; analysis of their size by gel electrophoresis; enzymatic amplification of DNA by PCR; construction of recombinant DNA molecules; detection of specific genes by Southern hybridization and DNA sequencing. Application of these techniques to the areas of evolutionary biology, forensics, and medicine are illustrated.

4 credits
Alternate Spring



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