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BIO - Biology

BIO 255

BIOINFORMATICS AND COMPUTER APPLICATIONS IN BIOTECHNOLOGY

(2.00 CR.)

Prerequisites: Program placed, BIO 250 and BIO 253 with a C or better, or biotechnology program head permission. Covers basic computer concepts and Internet skills and uses a software suite, which includes word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software to demonstrate skills. Introduces students to basic online tools and resources to retrieve and analyze biological data, such as DNA, RNA, and protein sequences, structures, functions, pathways, and interactions. Includes hands-on sessions to allow students to become familiar with these resources and their navigation and applications.

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