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BIO3309 Molecular Biology

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


Pre-requisite: BIO2209
Co-requisite: BIO2205


Biology is today in the midst of a revolution as a result of recent research into the molecular basis of life. An understanding of the theory and techniques of molecular biology are now becoming essential to many diverse areas of study in biology: from the study of biodiversity and evolutionary relationships to genetic engineering of microbes, plants and animals. This course is for students who have a background in cell biology. Drawing on this knowledge base, the course addresses the nature of gene organisation, replication and expression in both prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems. Practicals involve an introduction to techniques required for the isolation, study and manipulation of genes as well as an introduction to basic tools in bioinformatics. Potential applications of recombinant DNA technology and bioinformatics in biotechnology and medicine are also discussed.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2011 On-campus Toowoomba