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2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog 
  Aug 15, 2022
2021-2022 Undergraduate Catalog [Archived Catalog]

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Minimum Credits: 3
Maximum Credits: 3
This course is concerned primarily with the structure and functions of proteins and nucleic acids. These are large polymers where structure and function are determined by the sequence of monomeric units. Topics will include the physical and chemical properties of the monomer units (amino acids/nucleotides); the determination of the linear sequence of these units; analyses of the three-dimensional structures of the macromolecules; kinetics and mechanisms of enzyme catalyzed reactions, including RNA enzymes; regulation of enzyme activity; molecular recognition; and fidelity of protein synthesis. Emphasis throughout will be on experimental methods, molecular mechanisms and problem solving.
Academic Career: Undergraduate
Course Component: Lecture
Grade Component: LG/SNC Elective Basis
Course Requirements: PREQ:(BIOSC 0160 or 0165 or 0716 or 0191 or 0180 or BIOENG 1071 or BIOENG 1072 or BIOL 0102 or 0120 )(MIN GRADE ‘C’)and(CHEM 0320 or 0350 or 0740 or 0208 or 0232) PLAN:BIOSC-BS or BINF-BS or ECO-EV-BS or MICRO-BS or MOLBIO-BS or CBUAS-BS or CBUSCI-BS

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