Molecular and Cellular Basis of Life

Three hours of lecture/three hours of lab per week. The structure and function of animal, plant, and prokaryotic cells with an emphasis on DNA/RNA structure and function, control of gene expression, cell signaling, cell cycle, cell organelles and cell division. Laboratory is a multi-week project based on gene cloning and expression. Prerequisite: C or higher in 160, 161; grade of C or higher in four semester hours of CHEM or concurrent. OC