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GEN 4020: Microbial Genetics and Genomics

(Cross-listed with MICRO 4020).
Credits: 3. Contact Hours: Lecture 3.

Prereq: BIOL 3130; MICRO 3020
The fundamental concepts of bacterial and bacteriophage genetics including mutagenesis, mechanisms of vertical and horizontal genetic information transfer and gene regulation are covered, along with genetic and genomic-based approaches to study these and other cellular processes of microorganisms. Review and discussion of research literature to examine experimental design, methodology, and interpretation of both historical and contemporary relevance to microbial genetics and genomics. Offered even-numbered years. (Typically Offered: Fall)