MCDB 430 - Molecular Biology of Plants
Section: 001
Term: FA 2017
Subject: Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB)
Department: LSA Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
Requirements & Distribution:
With permission of instructor.
Enforced Prerequisites:
BIOLOGY 305; and MCDB 310, BIOLCHEM 415, or CHEM 351. Or Graduate standing.
Other Course Info:
This course counts toward the 60 credits of math/science required for a Bachelor of Science degree.
May not be repeated for credit.
Primary Instructor:

The topic of this course is major advances in understanding molecular processes in plants, and the contribution of molecular biological techniques to these advances. The course is intended for advanced undergraduates and beginning graduate students. The course will begin with an overview of the basic techniques of plant molecular biology such as cloning and sequencing of DNA, transformation, and analysis of gene expression. We will then examine selected topics in detail, including developmental and biochemical pathways; molecular biology of photoreception and signaling; photosynthesis; and respiration. We will read and then discuss research publications in class.

Student performance will be evaluated on the basis of an in-class presentation and two take-home examinations.

Textbook (recommended but not required): Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Plants, B. Buchanan, W. Gruissem, R.L. Jones, eds. John Wiley & Sons. (softbound)

MCDB 430 - Molecular Biology of Plants
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001 (LEC)
TuTh 10:00AM - 11:30AM
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