A Textbook of Biotechnology - VOLUME I: GENETICS AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

Molecular biology is the study of the structure and function of genes and the proteins they encode, including genome sequencing, recombinant DNA technology and macromolecular structure determination. This program provides advanced theoretical and practical training in molecular biology through lectures, workshops, extended projects and directed study. Students gain training in research methodology in molecular biology and have the opportunity to undertake major individual research.

1. Chromosomes : Chemical Composition
2. Structural Organization of Chromatids
3. Special Chromosomes
4. Structural and Numerical Aberrations involving Chromosomes
5. Nature of Genetic Material : Nucleic Acids
6. Structure of DNA
7. DNA Replication in Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes
8. Molecular Basis of Life, Mendelian's Laws of Inheritance and Gene Interaction
9. Banding Pattern in Human Chromosomes
10. Sex Determination in Animals, Sex Linkages
11. Non-disjunction as Proof of Chromosomal Theory
12. Linkage and Mapping Gene in Pro and Eukaryotes
13. Interference and Coincidence in Pro and Eukaryotes
14. Hereditary Defect-Klinefelter, Turner, Cri-du-Chat and Down Syndrome
15. Structure of Prokaryotic Gene, Prokaryotic Transcription, Translation and Gene Expression (Lac, His Trp, Catabolic Repression)
16. Structure of Eukaryotic Gene, Eukaryotic Transcription, Translation and Gene Expression Transcription Factors
17. One Gene-One Enzyme Hypothesis
18. DNA Recombination: Molecular Mechanism in Prokaryotic and Eukaryotic Organisms
19. Gene Expression in Yeast
20. Gene Expression in Protozoan Parasites
21. Gene Organization and Expression in Mitochondria and Chloroplast
22. Basic Microbial Genetics, Conjugation, Transduction and Transformation
23. Insertion Elements and Transposons
24. Mitochondrial and Chloroplast Genetic System
25. Extra Chromosomal Inheritance
26. Post Translation Regulation of Gene Expression
27. Development and Environmental Regulation of Gene Expression
28. Population Genetics
29. Mutations-Spontaneous and Induced
30. Chemical and Physical Mutagens
31. Induced Mutations in Microbes and Animals for Economic Benefit of Man
32. Isolation of Auxotrophs
33. Replica Plating Technique
34. Analysis of Mutation in Biochemical Pathway