MBIO-3100 Cellular and Molecular Biology of Prokaryotes - Theory

Cellular and Molecular Biology of Prokaryotes is one of the mandatory courses of the concentration in the molecular and cellular line of the Biology and Microbiology Program. Therefore, it is designed to integrate the knowledge of biochemistry, molecular biology, cellular biology and physiological microbiology in prokaryotes. The main objective of the course is to familiarize students in depth with the molecular and cellular level of the mechanisms involved in the replication of chromosomal as well as plasmid genetic material, in the mechanisms of recombination and reparation, and interrelate this understanding with the synthesis of proteins and the transport of proteins to their final environment for the biosynthesis of structures such as membrane, flagella, etc. Operon type positive and negative regulators and the cell differentiation system, particularly sporulation, are analyzed in detail along with horizontal transfer mechanisms and their implications on variability.