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Molecular microbiology (6 points)


Leader: Associate Professor John Davies

Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This subject concentrates on specific aspects of bacterial molecular biology. Areas examined include the molecular biology of plasmids and genetic elements such as plasmids, transposons, integrons and pathogenicity islands, recombination and DNA repair mechanisms. The ability of bacteria to control gene expression in response to extracellular signals will also be examined, as well as the intracellular transport and secretion of macromolecules, and some aspects of bacterial genomics.

Assessment: Written theory examination (3 hour) 50% + Laboratory reports and practical class assessment 30% + Essay (2000 words) 20%

Contact Hours: Three 1-hour lectures and one 3-hour laboratory class/tutorial per week

Prerequisites: at least two of MIC2011, MIC2022, MOL2011, MOL2022, BMS2052 or BMS2062

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