Biology 123. Introduction to Biology: Molecular Biology.

The second of a two-course gateway series that is required for prospective biology majors. Biological concepts are illustrated by means of molecular biology, from storage and maintenance of biological information necessary for life to its expression in the organism to diverse applications in health, medicine and food production. Topics include a general introduction to the cell and its components, cell division and the cell cycle, DNA structure and synthesis, chromosome structure and organization, mutations and their repair, genetic engineering, transcription and its regulation, the genetic code, and translation of genetic information to proteins. Prerequisite: Chemistry 101L or High School Chemistry.

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