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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

MCB 6317 Molecular Biology of Gene Expression

  • Credits: 1
  • Semester: Fall module
  • Syllabus: Click Here


This course covers synthesis, processing, transport and translation of RNA in micro-organisms and eukaryotes. Epigenetic regulation of gene expression will be the main topic; however, a review of the feneral mechanisms of eukaryotic gene activation and respression will also be covered.

Course Goals

Students will:

  • develop an appreciation of the complexity of eukaryotic transcriptional control.
  • acquire knowledge regarding basic principles of gene activation and repression.
  • become familiar with the molecular events involved in DNA methylation, histone modifications and RNA-based mechanisms of epigenetic regulation
  • How to extract information regarding gene and promoter structure from online bioinformatics databases

Library Access

Distance Education and UF Online Students enjoy the same library privileges as on-campus students.

At A Glance

  • $535.00 per credit hour plus fees
Application Procedure
  1. Complete the Application Intent form
  2. Complete the Graduate Application
  3. Send your Transcripts