Academic Catalog


Course Code: 2190366
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 5.0
Department: Molecular Biology And Genetics
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. AYE ELF ERSON BENSAN
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.

Course Content

The course presents prokaryotic and eukaryotic molecular genetics with a comparative and unifying approach. DNA structure and organization, replication, transcription, translation, regulation of gene expression and interactions of proteins and RNAs with DNA are discussed. Examples from bacteria, yeasts, plant and humans are covered. Advances at the molecular level in the areas of aging, gene therapy, and mitochondrial inheritance will be emphasized. Recent advances in recombinant DNA technology (such as PCR restriction fragment length polymorphism, chromosome walking and jumping) also are included. The course has been designed for the students of Molecular Biology & Genetics Program.