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Top MCB 501 RESEARCH AND SCHOLARSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top MCB 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top MCB 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top MCB 507 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top MCB 508 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top MCB 509 PRACTICUM (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top MCB 510 INTERNSHIP (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top MCB 511 RESEARCH PERSPECTIVES IN MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY (3) 
Provides graduate students with an in-depth exposure to faculty members at OSU involved in molecular and cellular biology and their specific fields of research.

Top MCB 525 TECHNIQUES IN MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR BIOLOGY (3)  Offered in current or future terms
An intensive laboratory course introducing modern methods for the manipulation of cellular macromolecules. Recombinant DNA technology, protein chemistry, and in situ hybridization methods presented in a format that emphasizes experimental continuity. The course requires two weeks of intensive full-time involvement. PREREQS: Departmental approval required.

Top MCB 530 INTRODUCTION TO POPULATION GENETICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Genetic polymorphisms, inbreeding, genetic drift, population subdivision and gene flow, mutation and selection. Emphasis on applied rather than theoretical questions. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: BI 311 and ST 351 and ST 352

Top MCB 535 GENES AND CHEMICALS IN AGRICULTURE: VALUE AND RISK (3)  Offered in current or future terms
A multidisciplinary course that examines the scientific, social, political, economic, environmental, and ethical controversies surrounding agricultural and natural resource biotechnologies. Lec/rec. CROSSLISTED as FES 435/FES 535, FES 435H, TOX 435/TOX 535, TOX 435H. PREREQS: One quarter each of biology and chemistry helpful but not essential.

Top MCB 541 PLANT TISSUE CULTURE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles, methods, and applications of plant tissue culture. Laboratory is important part of course. Topics include callus culture, regeneration, somaclonal variation, micropropagation, anther culture, somatic hybridization, and transformation. CROSSLISTED as PBG 441/PBG 541. PREREQS: (BI 311 and BOT 331) or PBG 430

Top MCB 554 GENOME ORGANIZATION, STRUCTURE, AND MAINTENANCE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
How diverse organisms store their individual sets of genetic information (genomes). Evolution of genomes and gene families. Structures of DNA and chromatin. Biochemical and regulatory pathways that protect cellular genomes against environmental and endogenous damage and ensure transmission of faithful copies to progeny. Remodeling of genomes by recombination and transposition. CROSSLISTED as TOX 554. PREREQS: BI 311 (genetics or equivalent) and (BB 450 and BB 451 and BB 452) or (BB 490 and BB 491 and BB 492) or equivalent.

Top MCB 555 GENOME EXPRESSION AND REGULATION (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic systems will be used to describe recent advances in understanding transcriptional and posttranscriptional control mechanisms. Topics include: microbial, yeast and mouse model systems; transcriptional control mechanisms; RNA processing, silencing and microRNAs; protein synthesis and posttranslational modification; microarray- and mass spectrometry-based expression genomics. PREREQS: BB 451 or equivalent.

Top MCB 556 CELL AND DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY (4) 
Examination of molecular and structural elements in eukaryotic cells and their relationship to function and development. Topics include nuclear organization, membranes, organelles, intracellular sorting, cell energetics, cell signaling, cell motility, cell division cycle, and developmental processes of selected model organisms. Critical reading and writing skills will be emphasized. PREREQS: BB 450 and BB 451 (biochemistry) or equivalent; BI 311 (genetics) or equivalent. Recommended: BI 460 (cell biology) or equivalent; MCB 554 and MCB 555.

Top MCB 557 SCIENTIFIC SKILLS AND ETHICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Offers instruction, guest lectures and case-study based discussions of ethical issues relevant to scientists on topics such as mentoring, best practices of conducting research, research misconduct and compliance, intellectual property, peer review, ethical use of animal and human subjects and managing conflicts of interest. Training in the preparation and presentation of scientific seminars and grant writing. PREREQS: Graduate standing.

Top MCB 563 CANCER AND CHEMOPREVENTION (2)  Offered in current or future terms
A summary of mechanisms of cancer progression, how cancer is detected, and introduction to chemoprevention using targeted therapy and alternative medicine. PREREQS: BB 451 and BI 314 and BI 460 or equivalent courses.

Top MCB 575 COMPARATIVE GENOMICS (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles of comparative genomics. Methods for genome assembly and annotation. Genomic approaches for the study of structural change, whole genome duplication, gene family evolution, gene networks, gene regulation and epigenetics. Lab topics include the analysis of next generation sequencing data and conducting comparative genome analyses. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as BOT 575. PREREQS: Students will require a basic working knowledge of cell and molecular biology and genetics. BI 314 and (BI 311 or CSS 430)

Top MCB 576 INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTING IN THE LIFE SCIENCES (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to management of large datasets (e.g., nucleic acids, protein), computer programming languages, application of basic mathematical functions, and assembly of computational pipelines pertinent to life sciences. CROSSLISTED as BOT 476/BOT 576. PREREQS: Cell and molecular biology or genetics, or by approval of instructor. Familiarity with text editing software and unix/linux operating system is advantageous.

Top MCB 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MCB 601 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MCB 603 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top MCB 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MCB 609 PRACTICUM (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top MCB 610 INTERNSHIP (1-9)  Offered in current or future terms
Laboratory rotation. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: MCB graduate students only.

Top MCB 620 DNA FINGERPRINTING (1) 
Principles and methods for producing and analyzing DNA fingerprints. Offered alternate years. CROSSLISTED as PBG 620. PREREQS: BI 311 or CSS 430 or CSS 530 or PBG 430 or PBG 530 or HORT 430 or HORT 530 or equivalent.

Top MCB 621 GENETIC MAPPING (1) 
Principles and methods for constructing genetic maps comprised of molecular and other genetic markers. Offered alternate years. CROSSLISTED as PBG 621. PREREQS: BI 311 or CSS 430 or CSS 530 or PBG 430 or PBG 530 or HORT 430 or HORT 530 or equivalent.

Top MCB 622 MAPPING QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI (1) 
Principles and methods for mapping genes underlying phenotypically complex traits. Offered alternate years. CROSSLISTED as PBG 622. PREREQS: CSS 590 or ST 513 or equivalent.

Top MCB 637 MOLECULAR HOST-MICROBE INTERACTIONS (3) 
Lecture and discussion-based presentation of the molecular bases for interactions between organisms. Addresses bacterial, algal, and fungal symbionts of eukaryotes and considers pathogenesis, commensalism, and mutualism. A focus on the evolution of host-microbe interactions is included.

Top MCB 651 MOLECULAR BASIS OF PLANT PATHOGENESIS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Analysis of current concepts in the physiology, biochemistry, and genetics of host-parasite interactions. Topics covered include specificity, recognition, penetration, toxin production, altered plant metabolism during disease, resistance mechanisms and regulatory aspects of gene expression during host-parasite interactions. Offered alternate years. CROSSLISTED as BOT 651. PREREQS: BOT 550

Top MCB 662 HORMONE ACTION (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Mechanisms of action of peptide and steroid hormones and related compounds at the cellular level. CROSSLISTED as ANS 662. PREREQS: BB 451 [C] or BB 551 [C] or BB 492 [C] or BB 592 [C]

Top MCB 671 MOLECULAR TOOLS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Intended for personnel with some scientific background who are seeking basic- and advanced-level molecular biology knowledge and who wish to become involved with molecular biology-related and biotechnological research. CROSSLISTED as VMB 671. PREREQS: Graduate standing or advanced undergraduate standing in science or engineering, with permission of instructor.

Top MCB 699 SPECIAL TOPICS (0-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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