Academic Catalog 2020–2021

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BIO621 Model Organism Genetics

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course will introduce the concept of model organisms for biological research and genetic analyses. The course will cover current model organisms ranging from simple unicellular prokaryotes such as E. coli to complex multicellular vertebrates such as mice. The course will focus on the wealth of information generated from such organisms and its impact on our understanding of genetic mechanisms and complex biological processes. Prerequisite: Advanced molecular biology and genomics.