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M.Sc. Biochemistry 2011-2012, semester III, Genetic Engineering syllabus , jiwaji university


301 : GENETIC ENGINEERING

UNIT I

1. The recombinant DNA Technology : General concept and Principle of cloning
2. Enzymes : Nucleases and restriction endonucleases – properties and types;
phosphomonoesterases; polynucleotide kinase; DNA ligase; DNA polymerase I; RNA
Dependent DNA Polymerase; terminal deoxynucleotidyl transferase; poly A polymerase
3. Prokaryotic host-vector system : Characteristics of E. coli as host; vectors for cloning in E.
coli (plasmid, bacteriophage and plasmid-phage)
4. Other Prokaryotic host vector systems : Characteristics of Gram positive and Gram negative
organisms as host and suitable vectors for cloning; Shuttle Vectors

UNIT II

1. Design and characteristics of expression vectors for cloning in prokaryotes
2. Factors affecting expression of cloned genes in prokaryotes
3. Cloning in Yeast : Properties of yeast as host for cloning and different types of vectors
designed for cloning in yeast
4. Cloning in animals system : Animal system as a model host, Methods of introduction of
foreign DNA in animal system; Vectors for cloning in animal system – SV 40, bovine
papilloma virus, adenovirus, vaccinia virus, baculovirus and retrovirus vectors

UNIT III

1. Methods for Constructing rDNA and cloning: Inserts; vector insert ligation; infection,
transfection and cloning
2. Methods for screening and selection of recombinant clones
3. DNA Libraries: Types, advantages and disadvantages of different types of libraries; Different
methods for constructing genomic and full length cDNA libraries
4. Gross anatomy of cloned insert – size, restriction mapping and location

UNIT IV

1. Fine anatomy of DNA segment – General principle of chemical and enzymatic methods of
nucleotide sequence analysis and advantages of automatic gene sequencers.
2. Localization of cloned segments in genomes – molecular and chromosomal location
3. Methods for determination of copy number of a cloned gene in genome
4. Mutant construction: Introduction, deletion, insertion and point mutation

UNIT V

1. Principles and applications of Blotting techniques – Southern, Northern, Western and
South-Western; Polymerase Chain reaction, Oligonucleotide synthesis, site directed
mutagenesis, in-situ hybridization,
2. Principle and applications of Gel Mobility Shift Assay, DNA Fingerprinting and DNA Foot
printing, Restriction fragment length polymorphism, Chromosome mapping and
chromosome painting
3. Applications of Recombinant DNA Technology in Medicine
4. Biosafety measures and Regulations for genetically engineered products

Practical Exercises

1. Bacterial Culture and antibiotic selection media. Preparation of competent cells
2. Isolation of plasmid DNA
3. Isolation of phage DNA
4. Quantitation of nucleic acids
5. Restriction mapping of plasmid DNA
6. Cloning in plasmid/phagemid vectors
7. Preparation of helper phage and its titration
8. Preparation of single stranded DNA template
9. Gene expression in E .coli and analysis of gene product
10. Polymerase Chain Reaction

Reference Books

1. Recombinant DNA – By Watson et al
2. Principles of Gene Manipulation, Old and Primrose
3. Gene Cloning: An introduction , Brown
4. Biotechnology: Theory and Techniques (Vol I & II, 1995), Chirikjian
5. Molecular Genetics of Bacteria , Dale
6. Molecular Cloning (Vol I, II & III, 2001), Sambrook & Russell
7. Applied Molecular Genetics (1999), Miesfeld
8. Genes and Genome (1991), Singer & Berg
9. Molecular Biotechnology , Glick & Pasternak
10. Plant Molecular Biology (Vol I & II, 2002), Gilmartin & Bowler
Note: All text books are of latest editions:

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