PLPPM 6380

PLPPM 6380

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2023-2024.

Fungi play a vital role in our ecosystem and are responsible for devastating crop infestations that threaten global food supplies and diseases that result in the death of hundreds of thousands of individuals each year. This course explores fungal biology through the lens of molecular genetics and genomics, including epigenetics, genome defense mechanisms, metabolism, and signaling pathways. We will cover the use of genetic tools in fungi ranging from classical genetics to CRISPR to high-throughput sequencing. This course will also teach skills necessary to analyze genetic and genomic data using Python and publicly available sequencing analysis software. No prior coding experience is necessary. The course will emphasize the development of professional skills, such as critically reading and reviewing scientific literature, experimental design, scientific communication, and data analysis. Students will write and peer review manuscripts based on the analysis of transcriptional profiling of fungi. Classes will include lectures, student-led discussion of the primary literature, presentations, and computer labs. A laptop is necessary for this course.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 or PLBRG 2250.

  • Articulate the beneficial and harmful biological roles fungi play in the ecosystem.
  • Explain the genetic and genomic principles governing fungi.
  • Evaluate research papers from the current and historical literature on fungal genetics and genomics.
  • Use Python and publicly available sequencing analysis programs to analyze transcriptomic data.

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  •   Regular Academic Session. 

  • 3 Credits Graded

  • 17849 PLPPM 6380   LEC 001

    • MWF Fernow Hall G01
    • Aug 21 - Dec 4, 2023
    • Huberman, L

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: BIOMG 2800 or PLBRG 2250.