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2005-06 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

This interdisciplinary minor is co-sponsored and coordinated by the departments of Agronomy, Environmental Horticulture, Horticultural Sciences, Plant Pathology, and Microbiology and Cell Science. It is particularly appropriate for students majoring in horticultural science, microbiology and cell science, and plant science, although it is available to students in other majors.

The minor offers academic training and hands-on experience in current laboratory techniques. Students prepare for graduate school or lab positions in plant biotechnology.


CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry3
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry3
BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (4) or BSC 2011 and 2011L Biology 2 and Lab4

Required Core Courses

HOS 3305 Intro to Plant Molecular Biology3
HOS 4313C Lab Methods in Plant Molecular Biology2

Physiology Requirement: select one

BOT 3503 Physiology and Molecular Biology of Plants3
HOS 4304 Horticultural Physiology3

Biochemistry Requirement: select one

BCH 4024 Intro to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology4
CHM 4207 Intro to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology4
BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry4

Genetics Requirement: select one

AGR 3303 Genetics3
PCB 3063 Genetics3
PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics3
MCB 4303 Genetics of Microorganisms3

General Electives: select one

MCB 5303L Microbial Genetics and Biotechnology2
MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms3
PLS 4242 Micropropagation of Horticultural Crops4
XXX 4905 Individual Studies in PMCB*3-5

* Individual studies courses are registered by the department prefix appropriate to the student’s major.