Wilfrid Laurier University Undergraduate Academic Calendar - 2005/2006
Canadian Excellence

BI340
Principles of Recombinant DNA Technology
0.5 Credit - Fall

An introduction to the principles of recombinant DNA technology (genetic engineering, gene cloning) that are fundamental to the many applications of molecular biotechnology. Topics may include: a historical perspective on the emergence of recombinant DNA technology, a review of DNA structure, the synthesis of DNA, RNA and protein, the use of restriction endonucleases and plasmid cloning vectors, the chemical synthesis, sequencing and amplification of DNA, directed mutagenesis and transgenic organisms.

Additional Course Information
Prerequisites
BI223 (formerly BI232), or both BI230 and BI273.
Exclusions
BI396c.
Notes
3 lecture hours, 1 tutorial hour