Techniques in Molecular Biology
An introduction to basic techniques in molecular biology. Course includes nucleic acid (DNA) isolation, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), gel electrophoresis, molecular cloning, computer-based analysis of nucleotide sequence data, including BLAST searches, multiple sequence alignment, and phylogenetic analyses. This is a single term-long project where new student-collected data are incorporated into a final report written as a scientific manuscript.
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