Gene structure and function. Nucleic acid function and biological function. DNA sequencing

and restriction endonucleases. DNA repair mechanisms. Nucleic acid replication. Regulation

of nucleic, acid synthesis. Genetic code and gene-protein relationship. Eukaryotic

transcription. Control of gene expression. Functional analysis of the replicator structure of

bacteriophage DNA. Drug-nucleic acid interactions. Initiation factor for viral DNA

replication. Genetic control of viral replication. Model systems used for studying embryology

at the molecular level. Model systems in differentiation studies. Control of cell proliferation.

Genetic engineering and recombinant gene technology.

Level of Study: 400 Level