Molecular Biosciences/Biotechnology (MBB)

MBB 245 Cellular and Molecular Biology. (3)
fall only
Concepts that underlie relationships between cellular and subcellular structure and function, and integration of major metabolic and genetic processes. Prerequisite: BIO 181.
General Studies: SQ (if credit also earned in MBB 246)

MBB 246 Cellular and Molecular Biology Laboratory. (1)
fall and spring only
Experiments that illustrate relationships between structure, function, and genetic processes at the cellular and molecular level. Laboratory. Prerequisite: MBB 245.
General Studies: SQ (if credit also earned in MBB 245)

MBB 343 Genetic Engineering and Society. (4)
fall only
Introduction to genetic engineering with emphasis on applications (gene therapy, DNA fingerprinting, bioremediation, transgenic animals and plants). 3 hours lecture, 3 hours lab. Cross-listed as BIO 343. Credit is allowed for only BIO 343 or MBB 343. Prerequisite: BIO 181 (or its equivalent).

MBB 350 Applied Genetics. (4)
spring only
Introduction to molecular genetics with emphasis on application of genetics in solving biological questions and engineering organisms in biotechnology. 2 hours lecture, 6 hours lab. Cross-listed as PLB 350. Credit is allowed for only MBB 350 or PLB 350. Prerequisite: BIO 181 (or its equivalent).

MBB 445 Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics. (2)
fall and spring only
Molecular genetic principles: plasmid construction, purification, and characterization; PCR; mutageneses; hybridization and sequence analysis; protein quantitation, immunologic detection, and electrophoresis. Cross-listed as MIC 445. Credit is allowed for only MBB 445 or MIC 445. Prerequisites: both BIO 340 and MIC 302 or only instructor approval.

MBB 446 Techniques in Molecular Biology/Genetics Lab. (2)
fall and spring only
Molecular genetic techniques; plasmid construction, purification, and characterization; PCR; mutageneses; hybridization and sequence analysis; protein quantitation; immunologic detection and electrophoresis. Cross-listed as MIC 446. Credit is allowed for only MBB 446 or MIC 446. Pre- or corequisite: MBB 445 or MIC 445.

MBB 484 Internship. (3)
not regularly offered

MBB 490 Capstone: Issues in Biotechnology. (2)
fall and spring only
Integration of science and humanities within problem-solving exercises dealing with intellectual property, ethics, regulatory issues, business practices, and commercialization. Prerequisite: MBB major or instructor approval.

MBB 499 Individualized Instruction. (3)
not regularly offered

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