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PLSC 741


This course covers the fundamentals of cytogenetics with an emphasis on molecular aspects of chromosome biology including chromosome structure, organization, behavior/transmission, variation, mapping, engineering, and their relationships with gene expression/regulation, inheritance, and breeding. The genetic network and subcellular processes of cell divisions (mitosis and meiosis) are also covered. In addition, both conventional and modern chromosome technologies and their applications in genome studies will be discussed in this course. 3 lectures. Fall, even years. 3 credits.

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Instructor: Dr. Xiwen Cai
Office: 266G Loftsgard Hall
Phone: 701-231-7404

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