Course: BIOL 466. Genetics of Bacteria and Their Viruses (3)
Prerequisites: BIOL 315/L and BIOL 360; or enrollment in the Biology M.S. program. Study of the genetic systems found in bacteria, including transformation, conjugation and transduction. Viral replication, recombination and interaction with their bacterial hosts are investigated from a genetic perspective. Transposable elements, plasmids and other selected topics of current interest in this field are explored. Lecture 3 hours. Available for graduate credit.