DESCRIPTION OF COURSES
BI 504/ MBB 501 PRINCIPLES OF BIOTECHNOLOGY (3L+0P) I
To provide insight into basics and application of general biotechnology.
The structure of DNA; Function of genes and genomes; Restriction enzymes and vectors; Methods of recombinant DNA technology; Nucleic acid hybridization; PCR and its applications.
Molecular markers and their applications; DNA sequencing.
Applications of gene cloning in basic and applied research; Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics.
Genetic engineering and transgenics; General application of biotechnology in agriculture, Medicine, Animal husbandry, Environmental remediation, Energy production and Forensics
Public perception of biotechnology; Bio-safety and bioethics issues; Intellectual Property Rights in biotechnology.