Dec 10, 2022  
2022-2023 Academic Catalog 
2022-2023 Academic Catalog
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BIO-2250 Introduction to Biotechnology

Credits 4
Introduction to the basic principles and techniques of the science of biotechnology and the ways in which these are applied to agriculture, forensic science, medicine, and microbiology. Course will examine current knowledge concerning nucleic acids and their role in the functions of living cells and viruses and how the manipulation of genetic material can be utilized in industries ranging from medicine to ecology. Laboratory includes principles of genetic manipulation, bacterial culture techniques, DNA restriction analysis, recombination and transformation of DNA, immunological detection of disease, the polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and randomly amplified polymorphism detection (RAPD).
Prerequisite(s): BIO-1140.
2 class/4 lab/1 recitation hours.
Course Outcomes
  1. Identify the basic principles of the science of biotechnology.
  2. Describe the use of biotech laboratory devices and preparation of samples for the extraction, isolation, and analysis of nucleic acids.
  3. Describe the methods for extraction and analysis of human DNA via genetic fingerprinting techniques.
  4. Describe serological techniques for the identification of viral pathogens.

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