MICR 605. Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics. 3 Hours.

Semester course; 3 lecture hours. 3 credits. Prerequisites: BIOC 530, BIOC 531, BIOC 532 and BIOC 533; or BIOC 503 and BIOC 504; or permission of instructor; MICR 515 or equivalent recommended. A comprehensive introductory course examining the organization of the genetic material in bacteria and their viruses and the molecular mechanisms involved in its maintenance, replication, exchange and expression. Emphasis will be on experimental approaches integrating classical and modern methods of genetic analysis with biochemical studies of genetic regulatory mechanisms.