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PLSC 411/611 - Genomics

Credits - Three

When - 12:00-12:55, Monday, Wednesday, Friday

Where - Walster Hall, Room 217

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Prerequisites: BIOL 150 and STAT 330

Note on prerequisites: Since the target audience of this class is both biological and computational scientists, we have structured the prerequisites to meet those types of students. Yet it is important that to understand that we will not repeat what has been taught in a General Biology course. Therefore, it is the student's responsibility to review the following topics:

  • DNA structure and regulation
  • RNA transcription and post-transcriptional processing
  • Protein translation and post-translational modification
  • Basic amino acid and protein structure
  • Controlling factors in gene expression
  • Mendelian genetics theory
  • Evolution via natural selection

You should go back to a Biology textbook that is used in a freshman-level biology course and become thoroughly familiar with the depth of detail in such a textbook. If these topics were not covered as completely in your course as in the textbook, it is your responsibility to study and reach that level of knowledge.

PLEASE NOTE: Any student with disabilities or who needs special accommodations in this course is invited to share these concerns or requests with the instructor as soon as possible.

PLEASE NOTE: All work in this course must be completed in a manner consistent with NDSU University Senate Policy, Section 335: Code of Academic Responsibility and Conduct (http://www.ndsu.nodak.edu/policy/335.htm). In addition, the student must adhere to the College of Agriculture Honor Code (http://www.ag.ndsu.nodak.edu/colag/honor.htm).