MOL 545 Advanced Microbial Genetics**
An in-depth discussion of the genetic analysis of microbial systems, emphasizing examples from both prokaryotes and lower eukaryotes. The first part of the course features article-based discussions of the rationale, uses and limitations of advanced methods of genetic analysis, including suppression, synthetic lethality, and unlinked non-complementation. The remainder of the course consists of student led seminars on topics of current interest with the secondary aim of achieving proficiency in the public presentation of scientific seminars.
Prerequisites: MOL 505 and 506.