BIOL U7110X Biotechnology of Algae
(Prior to Fall 2010, this course was known as BIOL 711.
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2 hours lecture, 1 hour discussion section; 3 credits
Phylogeny, evolution, habitats, growth cycles, and genetic engineering of algae; biosynthetic pathways of algal products and their metabolic regulation; interdisciplinary topics including designing bioreactors, nutritional value of natural products from algae; the economic aspects of patent and management of companies dealing with algae. A required in-depth discussion of topics pertinent to algal biotechnology will take place following every lecture.
Prerequisite: Biology 1072 ; Chemistry *1100  or its equivalent; and permission of the chairperson.