BCH 407 Course Synopsis

Courses Code: BCH 407

Course Title: GENETIC ENGINEERING

Number of unit : 2 Units

Course Duration: Two hours per week


COURSE DETAILS

Course Coordinator: Dr. T. O Sunmonu

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Office Lecturer: Room B307, College of Natural Science, Department of Biochemistry

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COURSE SYNOPSIS

Replication, transcription and translation – a brief review.  Isolation and Manipulation of Nucleic acids. The genetic code and its relationship to cellular function.  Gene mutation and mutagenic agents. Basic Techniques of Genetic engineering: Southern Blotting, Hybridization of Nucleic acids, Gene Probes, Polymerase chain Reaction, Gene sequencing, Gel electrophoresis of Nucleic acids.  Site-directed mutagenesis.  Enzymology of Genetic engineering i.e. Restriction endonucleases, ligases and others.  Cloning vectors, Gene cloning, Gene banks/libraries Experession of Eukaryuotic Genes in E. Col.  Cloning in plant cells and mammalian cells.  Recombinant DNA techniques and applications.  Uses of genetic engineering in Agriculture, Health and Industry.  (Pre-requisite BCH 307,314).

BCH 407 – Lecture Note

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