Subject: Biology
Credit units: 3
Offered: Term 2 only
Weekly hours: 3 Lecture hours and 3 Practicum/Lab hours
College: Arts and Science
Department: Biology


Examines advanced topics in the molecular genetics of eukaryotes. Examples of topics covered include epigenetics, RNA interference or post-transcriptional gene silencing, the role of model organisms in scientific research, organelle genetics, and RNA splicing. The lab will involve a combination of hands-on experimentation, computer-based analysis and student presentations.

Prerequisite(s): BIOL 226 (formerly BIOL 211).

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