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BIO2209 Cell Biology

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Sciences
School or Department : Biological & Physical Sciences


Pre-requisite: BIO1101
Co-requisite: BIO2201


An understanding of the theory and techniques of cell and molecular biology are now becoming essential to many diverse areas of study in biology, ranging from biodiversity and evolutionary relationships to genetic engineering of microbes, plants and animals. In the first half of the semester, the course introduces the nature of gene organisation, replication and expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. Potential applications of this technology in a number of areas of biology are discussed. Laboratory sessions introduce a range of fundamental techniques in molecular biology. The course then examines cellular ultra structure; protein post-translational modification and targeting; vesicle transport in cells; and regulation of the cell cycle.

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Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba