The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley

BIOL 4417 Microbial Genomics

This course will cover the rapidly changing field of microbial genetics and genomics with a focus on bacterial, viral and fungal genomics. Topics will include classical molecular genetics with the greater focus on understanding the entire organism using the genome and transcriptome. Other topics include the evolution of antibiotic resistance, the importance of the microbiome to human health and ecological microbial community interactions. The lab will include techniques related to polymerase chain reaction, next generation genome and microbiome sequencing and data analysis, CRISPR technology, transcriptome sequencing and analysis.




BIOL 3413 or BIOL 3301.

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As scheduled