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BI 504/ MBB 501 PRINCIPLES OF BIOTECHNOLOGY                                                                                 (3L+0P) I

Objective
  To provide insight into basics and application of general biotechnology.

Theory

UNIT I
  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.

UNIT II
  Molecular markers and their applications; DNA sequencing.

UNIT III
  Applications of  gene cloning in basic and applied research; Genomics, transcriptomics and proteomics.

UNIT IV
  Genetic engineering and transgenics; General application of biotechnology in agriculture, Medicine, Animal husbandry, Environmental remediation, Energy production and Forensics

UNIT V
  Public perception of biotechnology; Bio-safety and bioethics issues; Intellectual Property Rights in biotechnology.

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