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BI 501 /MBB 503 MOLECULAR CELL BIOLOGY                                                                                 (3L+0P) I

Objective
  To provide insight into fundamentals of cell structure, organization and function.

Theory

UNIT I
  General structure and constituent of cells; Similarities and distinction between plant and animal cells; Cell wall, cell membrane, cell surface related function.

UNIT II
  Structure and function of major organelles: Nucleus, Chloroplasts, Mitochondria, Endoplasmic reticulum, Microbodies, Golgi apparatus, Vacuoles

UNIT III
  Organellar genomes and their manipulation; Ribosome in relation to cell growth and cell division; Cyto-skeletal elements; Water, protein and ion transport;

UNIT IV
  Trafficking of  biomolecules, Cell division and regulation of  cell cycle; Signal transduction mechanisms.

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