Marine Genomics

Course Numbers: OCMB - 8020 and BCOR - 5585

The primary goal of this course is to describe the latest advances in molecular biology, genomics computational biotechnology, and their interrelationships through classroom and computer laboratory exercises. Discussions will also place these topics in a marine and evolutionary context. We will study the milestone discoveries, which led to the rise of genomics, characteristics of the wide spectrum of different genomes (prokaryotic, eukaryotic and organellar), innovative molecular techniques and computational tools used to study these genomes, and the impact of genomics on current biological issues and problems.

Learning Objectives

Students will:


Brown, T.A. (2006) Genomes. 3rd Ed. Taylor & Friends. ISBN 9‐780‐8153‐4138‐3

Gibson, G. & Muse, S.V. (2009). A Primer of Genome Science. 3rd Ed. Sinauer Associates, Incorporated. ISBN 1‐6053‐5012‐5

Fall 2013 Syllabus

Oceanography Library Course Guide