MCB2020F - Biological Information Transfer

24 credits at NQF level 6

Entry Requirements:

CEM1000W or equivalent, BIO1000F and BIO1004S (or equivalent).

Course Outline:

This course introduces students to fundamental concepts in genetics and examines how biological information is organised, used and transferred in viruses, prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Topics covered include the biological explanations for Mendel's laws of genetics, principles of evolutionary genetics, genome organisation, horizontal gene transfer and gene structure and regulation.