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Course Title[Course Code]:Molecular biology[Gen 301]

Faculty: Agriculture
Department: Genetics
Program: Agricultural biotechnology
Compulsory / Elective:Compulsory
Undergraduate(First Year-First Semester)
Lecture:( 3 ) Practical / Clinical:( 3 ) Tutorial:( - )

Course Description:
Molecular biology deals with nucleic acids and proteins and how these molecules interact within the cell to promote proper growth, division, and development. It is a large and ever-changing discipline. This course will emphasize the molecular mechanisms of DNA replication, repair, transcription, protein synthesis, and gene regulation in different organisms. We will study the techniques and experiments used to discern these mechanisms, often referring to the original scientific literature. In addition, we will take an in-depth look at some rapidly evolving fields, including chromatin structure and function, RNA polymerase dynamics, and regulation of gene expression by different types of RNAs.