BIO 408: Microbial Genetics
Prerequisite: BIO 210 or 214 or 215 and BIO 234 or 235
Molecular genetics of bacteria and their viruses. From lecture and literature review, students learn about molecular techniques and how these are used to address fundamental questions about the lives of bacteria. Literature will cover topics including biotechnology, infectious disease, and evolution. The literature topics will underscore major conceptual emphases on the regulation of bacterial gene expression, and horizontal gene transfer.