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Week 8-25 - Syllabus Molecular Biology-BISC 320L Fall, 2008...

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Syllabus Molecular Biology-BISC 320L Fall, 2008 Lectures are in THH 101 : MWF 11:00AM-11:50 a.m., and MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 p.m. Faculty : Oscar Aparicio, Ph.D., Associate Professor ( oaparici@usc . edu ), Robert Baker, Ph.D., Professor ( baker@usc . edu ), Xuelin Wu, Ph.D., Assistant Professor ( xuelinwu@usc . edu ), Pamela Lum, Ph.D., Instructional Lab Manager (pamlum@usc.edu) Office hours: Aparicio: Fridays 2:30-4:30 PM in RRI 221, starting 10/3/08 Baker: Mondays 1:45-3:30 PM in RRI 121, starting 10/27/08 Wu: Fridays 2:30-4:30 PM in RRI 221, starting 8/29/08 Textbook : Molecular Biology of the Gene, Watson et al., 6 th ed. Readings from these texts are assigned on the lecture schedule. It is important to read the assignments prior to the corresponding lectures. The course grade will be based upon 700 possible points: 125 pts midterm #1 125 pts midterm #2 200 pts lab 250 pts final exam (cumulative) In case a midterm exam must be missed for legitimate reasons, discuss the situation with the course instructor prior to the exam if possible. Rules governing exams are given in more detail in your Student Contract, which is also posted on the class website: https://blackboard.usc.edu
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Lab Sections : Please see separate syllabus and lab manual. There will be no lab meetings the first week of classes. Course Objectives : The student will learn the structure and function of biological macromolecules, in particular nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) and proteins and how these molecules act to copy, express and accurately transmit genetic information. The course focuses on mechanisms of: DNA replication, transcription, translation (protein synthesis) and the genetic code, DNA repair, recombination and DNA rearrangements. Techniques used to study molecular biology are presented in the context of these major biological mechanisms. Lectures : It is important to attend all of the lectures during the course and to take good notes for study. Prior to attending each lecture, it is important to have read the appropriate portions of the textbook. However, many of the lectures will contain new and additional information that is not in the textbook. Examinations will be based mainly on information given in the lectures. In studying for examinations, complete and accurate lecture notes are of prime importance. The lecture slides (Aparicio, Wu) and summaries (Baker), posted on the course Blackboard internet site (https://blackboard.usc.edu, may contain material that is not in the lectures—and the lectures may contain information that is not conveyed in the Blackboard lecture summaries. The lecture summaries, as posted on Blackboard, and the textbook are intended to be helpful, but auxiliary to the lectures.
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ate Reading assignment Topics covered 25- 29 Chaps 1-2 Wu begins lecturing Review and introduction: Mendelian genetics; classic experiments that revealed the nature of genes. /3-
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This note was uploaded on 11/02/2008 for the course BISC 320L taught by Professor Baker,aparicio during the Fall '07 term at USC.

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Week 8-25 - Syllabus Molecular Biology-BISC 320L Fall, 2008...

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