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2007-08 Undergraduate Catalog


College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

Plant Molecular and Cellular Biology
Hours: 17-20 credits, all completed with grades of C or better

College of Agricultural and Life Sciences

The Horticultural Sciences Department facilitates this interdisciplinary minor; a cooperative effort of 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 and helps students prepare for graduate school or lab positions in plant biotechnology. For more information contact Melissa Webb at or call 352-392-4711 ext. 216.


BOT 2011C Plant Diversity (4) or BSC 2011 and 2011L Integrated Principles of Biology 2 and Laboratory4
CHM 2210 Organic Chemistry 13
CHM 2211 Organic Chemistry 23

Required Courses

HOS 3305 Introduction to Plant Molecular Biology3
HOS 4313C Laboratory Methods in Plant Molecular Biology2

Physiology: select one

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

Biochemistry: select one

BCH 3025 Fundamentals of Biochemistry4
BCH 4024 Introduction to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology4

Genetics: select one

AGR 3303 Genetics3
MCB 4304 Genetics of Microorganisms3
PCB 3063 Genetics3
PCB 4522 Molecular Genetics3

Electives: select one

MCB 3020 Basic Biology of Microorganisms3
MCB 5303L Microbial Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory2
PLS 4242C 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.