MBIO 4406 - MBIO 4406: THE GENETICS OF MICROORGANISMS Unit...

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MBIO 4406: THE GENETICS OF MICROORGANISMS Unit 1: Techniques of Genetic Analysis What is life?; Overview of genetics; Why study bacterial and bacteriophage  genetics? o Introduction pgs. 1-11 Bacterial and phage mutant phenotypes o Complementation tests o Chapter 3 pgs . 171-174 Genetic mapping o Chapter 3 pgs. 170-171 o Chapter 7 pgs. 320-326 Recombinant DNA technology o Chapter 1 pgs. 55-62 Thursday, August 27, 2009 1 st  day notes: Tuesday, September 01, 2009 Bacterial and Phage Mutant Phenotypes: Genotype = Underlying genetic composition of an organism Mutation = an initially uninherited, but permanent change in the genotype of an  organism Definition coined before DNA was found to be the main genetic material
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Wild Type = an organism (or characteristic) chosen to be the standard (ex.  Escherichia  coli  K-12) make a single final product (a polypeptide or, in some cases, an RNA molecule) that has  a biological function Genome = a set of all the genetic information that is present in an organism
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