Concepts and Techniques in Plant Molecular Biology (PLBR 483.1)
21 Presentations. This introductory module provides a broad overview of molecular biology concepts relevant to the plant sciences. The course is divided into three sections: (1) Gene discovery: covers genetic, molecular, and genomics approaches to the isolation of plant genes; (2) Gene characterization: covers DNA sequence analysis, assessment of gene expression, functional genomics approaches, and production of transgenic plants; (3) Analysis and characterization of proteins and metabolites: includes proteomics approaches to the analysis of plant proteins, protein-protein interactions, and metabolic profiling through emerging metabolomic techniques. Emphasis is on understanding techniques and approaches appropriate for different experiments and objectives.