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BIO648 Fungal Genetics and Pathogenicity

[3–0, 3 cr.]

This course introduces students to two important eukaryotic organisms: Candida albicans, an opportunistic human fungal pathogen, and Saccharomyces cerevisiae, a model eukaryotic organism easily amenable to modern genetic analysis. Topics to be covered include their life cycle, morphology, virulence and pathogenicity alongside the basic molecular mechanisms that govern them. (Prerequisite:  Advanced Molecular Biology and Genomics).