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BTN 2230 Molecular Biology Techniques

Structure and function of macromolecules and their interactions in DNA replication, DNA cloning and genetic engineering techniques analysis, introduction to public domain DNA and protein sequence databases, use of software and internet resources for database searching. Two classroom, four lab hours per week.

Division: Science, Mathematics and Engineering
Department: Biotechnology
Repeatable Credit: No
Offered Online: No

Prereqs: BIO 1111 AND BTN 1130 AND CHE 1111 AND Restricted to Majors 


  • Explain the overall purpose and process of regulating gene activity in both prokaryotes and eukaryotes.
  • Describe DNA replication, transcription and translation. Compare and contrast these mechanisms between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells.
  • Describe the use of plasmids, transposons and bacteriophages in recombinant DNA technology and genetic engineering.
  • Identify and explain the physical and chemical nature of proteins and nucleic acids and explain the macromolecular interactions.

Credit Hours: 4

Classroom Hours: 2
Lab Hours: 4