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Palm Beach State College

College Catalog 2018-2019

Palm Beach State College

BSC2421L - Introduction to Biotechnology Lab (AA)

Credits/Clock Hours:
2 credits (6 lab hours)

This laboratory course provides hands on experience for basic and common biotechnology laboratory techniques in the areas of laboratory safety, aseptic techniques, measurements, calculations, preparation of solutions, use of pH meters, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, etc., as well as training in specific biotechnology techniques, including DNA extraction and amplification, plasmid transformation, agarose gel electrophoresis, preparation of LB broth and agar plates and restriction digestion of DNA. In a lecture science course where there is a required co-requisite lab, students may withdraw from the lab class, but stay in the lecture class. (Students may also choose to withdraw from both.) Students will not be allowed to withdraw from the lecture and remain enrolled in the lab. (*)

Recommended Prerequisites: BSC1010, BSC1010L, CHM1045, CHM1045L (with a grade of C or higher); Corequisite: BSC2421 (with a grade of C or higher)

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