BC2023 - Molecular Genetics
|Student Contribution Band:
The technology of molecular biology has had a major impact on every area of the life
sciences, from medicine to ecology, so that knowledge of this area is now an essential
component of degree programs in the biological and biomedical sciences. This is the
foundation subject in molecular biology and provides a strong foundation in molecular
biology for application in all fields of biology. It explores the structure of DNA,
the mechanism of replication of DNA, genetic recombination and repair of DNA, transcription,
translation, chromatin structure, comparison of eukaryotic and prokaryotic genome
structure, the operon model, bacteriophage, viruses and techniques in recombinant
- Elements of gene regulation based on the operon model;
- How bacteriophage and viruses have been important in the development of molecular
- How genetic information is stored and propagated;
- The applications of recombinant DNA techniques and their potential in basic science,
medicine, agriculture and biotechnology;
- The central dogma of molecular biology.
|To successfully complete this subject it is recommended that students complete BM1000
and BZ1001 prior to enrolment.
|BC3022 AND PC3202
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer
||Mr Ray Layton, Professor Alan Baxter, Assoc. Professor Patrick Schaeffer, Mrs Eva Birosova, <Person not found>, Dr Elecia Johnston, Professor David Miller.
- 36 hours lectures
- 24 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (60%); (40%).
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