Fall 2022 - MBB 721 G100

Nucleic Acids (3)

Class Number: 2275

Delivery Method: In Person

Overview

  • Course Times + Location:

    Tu, Th 2:30 PM – 4:20 PM
    BLU 10021, Burnaby

Description

CALENDAR DESCRIPTION:

An examination of recent literature about the structure and function of DNA and RNA.

COURSE DETAILS:

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.

Lecture Topics:
1. Sugars, bases, and nucleotides
2. DNA structure
3. Chromatin
4. Recombination structures
5. RNA structure
6. RNA - ligand (proteins and drugs) interactions
7. DNA - ligand (proteins and drugs) interactions
8. Catalytic RNA
9. RNA and the origin of life

Grading

  • 2 (equivalent) exams 70%
  • Term paper 30%

NOTES:

This course is in person.

Materials

RECOMMENDED READING:

No specific recommended text for this course.  Any standard biochemistry and molecular biology textbook (such as used for MBB 222 or MBB 331) may be helpful.


REQUIRED READING NOTES:

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Graduate Studies Notes:

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Registrar Notes:

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