Bacterial Genetics & Physiology

Course Number: 
Graduate Education
Quarter Hours: 
4 Quarter Hours
Course Description: 
This course is a graduate level course that emphasizes the experimental approaches used to address genetic questions in prokaryotic systems. The students are expected to develop an extensive understanding of basic molecular genetics in prokaryotic systems and learn how to apply experimental molecular genetic approaches to solving problems. Topics will include growth and metabolism of bacteria, mechanisms of gene transmission and inheritance, gene expression and regulation, manipulation of genetic information using a variety of mutagenesis approaches, and experimental approaches to genomic analysis.