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2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog 
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BIO 317 Methods in Biotechnology

4 Credit(s)
Biotechnology is applied biology which uses living organisms or their processes in the manufacture of products for biological research, health care, pharmaceutical manufacturing or consumer use. Lecture will examine current methods for production and detection of genes and gene products created in model organisms. Topics may include current techniques in nucleic acid and protein sequencing or expression in model organisms, and antibody use and production. Laboratories focus on tissue culture and expression and detection of exogenous nucleic acids or proteins in cultured cells using molecular biological and antibody  techniques. Field trips off campus may be required. Occasional short periods of lab work outside of the scheduled course time may be required. Three lecture hours and one three-hour laboratory per week.
Prerequisites: BIO 212, CHE 212. Limited to students with a minimum of C in BIO 212, or permission of the Department Chairperson