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Principles of Biology I: Cell Biology and Molecular Basis of Heredity

MB&B 181
Fall 2023
Section: 01   02   03   04   05   06   07   08   09   10   11   12  
Crosslisting: BIOL 181
Course Cluster and Certificates: Health Studies

This course presents an exploration of the contemporary view of the cell and an introduction to the molecules and mechanisms of gene function. The course will have two major themes. First, we will focus on the central dogma of molecular biology, describing the process of information transfer from the genetic code in DNA through protein synthesis and function. Topics include DNA replication, chromosome dynamics, transcription, translation, and gene regulation. Second, we will focus on cell theory and the underlying molecular mechanisms of cellular activity, including transport across cell membranes, cellular energetics, protein sorting, cell motility, and cell cycling. Lectures will stress the experimental basis of conclusions presented and highlight important details and major themes. The course will also emphasize problem solving approaches in cell and molecular biology. This course will require about 10 hours per week of engagement. Students should enroll separately in MB&B/BIOL191 Principles of Biology 1 - Laboratory.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: NSM MB&B
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Graded
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(CHEM)(E&ES)(INFO-MN)(MB&B)(NS&B)(STS)
Past Enrollment Probability: 50% - 74%

Last Updated on JUN-15-2024
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