2007-2008 University of Guelph Undergraduate Calendar

XII. Course Descriptions

Molecular and Cellular Biology

MCB*4010 Advanced Cell Biology W (3-0) [0.50]
This course examines the cellular and molecular biology of signal transduction. The major theme is an understanding of how eukaryotic cells receive, transmit and respond to environmental signals. Topics will include cellular regulation of cell cycle progression and cell death as well as the consequences of deregulated signal transduction in terms of disease, primarily cancer.
Prerequisite(s): BIOL*2210, MBG*2020
Equate(s): MBG*4620
MCB*4050 Protein and Nucleic Acid Structure F (3-0) [0.50]
This course explores the physical conformation and atomic structures of proteins and nucleic acids and the techniques and tools for the determination, comparison, and prediction of macromolecular structures. Students will design their own protein structures as part of experiencing the process of scientific writing, peer-review and publishing.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC*3560
Equate(s): BIOC*4550, MBG*4350
MCB*4080 Applied Microbiology and Biochemistry F (3-0) [0.50]
This course is a study of how microorganisms, their enzymes and biochemical pathways can be manipulated to produce goods and services in industry, medicine and scientific research. The means by which the yields of secondary metabolites, enzymes, and genetically selected products can be maximized are considered and examples of specific processes are examined. Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology and Department of Environmental Biology.
Prerequisite(s): BIOC*2580, (1 of BIOC*3560, BIOC*3570, MICR*2020, MICR*2030)
Equate(s): BIOC*4570, MICR*4260