Fall 2019 - MBB 839 G100
Special Topics in Molecular Biology (3)
Class Number: 1944
Delivery Method: In Person
Consideration of recent literature concerning selected contemporary research topics. Can be taken more than once with permission of instructor.
Focusing on nine very different bacterial species, this course explores how bacteria detect changes in their external and internal environments, and how they control gene expression to adjust their physiology and behaviour in response; the partitioning of bacterial cells in time and space that accompanies structural and functional differentiation; the importance of phenotypic variability within populations of genetically identical bacteria, and the mechanisms underlying it; the diversity of bacterial lifestyles in the wild, including their ability to interact cooperatively or antagonistically with their own and other species.
* Control of gene expression
* Global responses to stress
* Signal transduction
* Intercellular communication
* Circadian rhythm
* Subcellular organization
* Population-level variability
- In-class test # 1 10%
- In-class test # 2 15%
- In-class test # 3 20%
- Project 55%
A draft textbook, prepared specifically for this course, will be provided on-line.
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