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Molecular Biology of the Gene, 7th Edition, J.D. Watson, T. A. Baker, S. P. Bell, A. Gann, M. Levine, R. Losick, and S. C. Harrison. Pearson Education, Inc. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 2014
Additional textbooks potentially of use (not necessary to purchase these):
An Introduction to Genetic Analysis, Griffiths et al., W.H. Freeman
Essential Cell Biology, Alberts et al., Garland
Microbiology, Prescott et al., McGraw Hill
Course work and grading:
1st Mid term examination Weight 25% 10 - 11 am, Thursday, February 4
2nd Mid term examination Weight 25% 10 - 11 am, Thursday, March 17
Final examination Weight 50% Time set by Registrar's Office
Requests for re-evaluation of course work must be made in writing to the instructor no later than one month following the return of the work. Re-evaluation may result in a grade increase, decrease, or no change.
Policy for missed term tests due to illness:
You must register on ROSI and provide an original note from a doctor dated within 24 hours of the missed term test.
Read and abide by the following section of the UTM Calendar http://www.utm.utoronto.ca/regcal/WEBGEN122.html
Lecture Topics: Check this page regularly for additional links to readings and lecture figures/ tables added throughout the term.
Textbook: Consult Chapters 1 -6 as background throughout the
course. Read Chapter 7 for Topic 1. Read article by E. M. Southern.
2. Nucleic acids, genes, and genomes. Chapter 8. Read article by Galagan et al.
3. DNA replication (Part 1 and Part 2). Chapter 9. Read artcle by Gilbert.
Example mid term exam (2013)
4. DNA damage and repair. Chapter 10.
5. Recombination. Chapter 11
6. Transcription and its regulation. Chapters 13, 18, 19.
Special lecture by Dr. Steven Chatfield on Teusday, March 22: "Aptamers in Biology"
7. RNA regulation. Chapter 20.
8. Systems Biology. Chapter 22.