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Graduate School

    The University of Maine
   
 
  Nov 24, 2017
 
 
    
2008-2009 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

BMB 490 - Microbial Genetics


A lecture and laboratory chiefly in the genetics of .us Escherichia coli, its bacteriophages, and mechanisms of genetic exchange among prokaryotes. Lectures cover all materials and problems presented in the text. Laboratory sessions may include chemical mutagenesis, transposon mutagenesis, in vitro mutagenesis, transduction, conjugation, transformation, genetic mapping, physical mapping, complementation analyses, maxi cell expression of proteins, and regulatory studies using gene fusions and operon fusions. Final grade is based on two written exams (20% each), a laboratory notebook (30%) and a manuscript (30%) based on the laboratory research and written in the editorial style of an ASM journal.

Satisfies the General Education Writing Intensive Requirement. Lec 3, Lab 4.

Prerequisites & Notes
BMB 300 and BMB 305 or permission.

Credits: 5