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BIO 242. Cellular and Molecular Biology. A view of life at the cellular and molecular levels. Topics include cellular energetics, membrane phenomena, genetics, and molecular biology. Laboratory studies include enzymology, bacterial transformation, the light reactions of photosynthesis, Mendelian genetics, bioinformatics and DNA analysis using gel electrophoresis and polymerase chain reaction. Quantitative analysis of data and peer-reviewed scientific writing are emphasized. This course is required for the biology, biological chemistry, and neuroscience majors. Prerequisite(s): BIO 190 and CHEM 108A or CH/ES 108B. Not open to students who have received credit for BIO s42. Enrollment limited to 60. [S] [L] [Q] [W2] Normally offered every year. Staff.

This course is referenced by the following General Education Concentrations (GECs):

Learning and Teaching (C084)
Science Education (C004)
Science Education for Prospective Teachers of Children and Early Adolescents (C021)

This course is also required for Neuroscience and Biological Chemistry Program majors.

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