Apr 20, 2021  
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2020-2021 UMaine Undergraduate Catalog

HON 150 - Phage Genome Discovery I


This inquiry-driven research course provides a hands-on laboratory experience in which students isolate a novel bacteriophage from the environment and characterized the bacteriophage through experimentation. Topics covered include phage biology and bacteriology, gene structure and expression, DNA isolation, restriction digest analysis, agarose gel electrophoresis, and electron microscopy. In this writing intensive course, students will learn effective scientific writing skills through instruction and writing activities and will write a final manuscript to report their research findings.  Students also carry out activities and reflective writing assignments that simultaneously teach students both scientific content as well as personal, interpersonal, and critical-thinking skills essential to the practice of science.  (HON 150 and BMB 150 are identical courses.)

General Education Requirements: Writing Intensive

Prerequisites: Permission

Course Typically Offered: Fall

Credits: 4