Upon completion of this course, students must be able to:- Identify the various components of the cellular machinery that retain and express the genetic information stored in the cells of living organisms.- Understand the basic methods and approaches used in molecular biology.- Explain the role played by the molecular components of the genetic mechanism.- They use their knowledge about the structure and function of macromolecules in the interpretation of biological phenomena such as growth, development and responses to biotic and abiotic stimuli.
Course Content (Syllabus)
Molecular Biology is the branch of biology that studies the structure and function of macromolecules that encode and regulate the flow of genetic information to living organisms. This course will focus on the structure, expression and regulation of genes in cells. The lectures of the course describe the structure and organization of DNA to perform its role as genetic material as well as DNA replication and transcription processes, followed by translation into protein and regulation of gene expression. It introduces the genetics of bacteria, and genetic analysis of development. Describe DNA mutations, repair mechanisms, transposons and DNA polymorphisms. The course introduces the technology of recombinant DNA and its applications to plant improvement. Finally, it introduces genomic analysis, -omic technologies and bioinformatics, which are rapidly developing fields that drive the development of knowledge of molecular research..
DNA, genetic material, molecular genetic analysis, recombinant DNA, biotechnology, genomics