Fall 2015 - MBB 421 D100
Nucleic Acids (3)
Class Number: 6889
Delivery Method: In Person
Course Times + Location:
Tu, Th 10:30 AM – 12:20 PM
AQ 3150, Burnaby
Prerequisites:MBB 331 with a minimum grade of C.
Recent literature is examined for insights into the structure and properties of DNA and RNA, drawing on a variety of biochemical, chemical and molecular biological perspectives.
- Sugars, bases, and nucleotides.
- DNA structure.
- Recombination structures
- RNA structure.
- RNA - ligand (proteins and drugs) interactions
- DNA - ligand (proteins and drugs) interactions
- Catalytic RNA
- RNA and the origin of life.
- 2 exams 95%
- Class presentation 5%
G.M. Blackburn, M.J. Gait, David Loakes, David Williams (editors). Nucleic Acids in Chemistry and Biology, 3rd Edition, 2006. Royal Society of Chemistry.
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