MOL 505 Molecular Biology of Prokaryotes**

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Advanced-level discussion of the genetics and molecular biology of prokaryotic organisms and their associated bacteriophages. Emphasis is placed on original research papers; extensive reading required. Topics include the genetic code, mutagenesis, mechanisms of DNA replication, recombination, repair and transposition, gene structure and function, and mechanisms of gene regulation, protein synthesis and export.

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