New Course Spring 2020: PMB 4131 Prokaryotic Genetics

Consider adding a new course to your spring 2020 load. Prokaryotic Genetics will focus on a molecular understanding of bacteria, archaea and phage covering both classic and modern genetic approaches. Note that the course fulfills Upper Division Elective for BIOC, BIOL, COP, GCD, MICB and PMB majors.

Course Instructors: Professor Katie Fixen ( and Professor Jeff Gralnick (

Time: Spring Semester, Monday / Wednesday 2:00 – 3:15 p.m.

Location: 64 BioSci (St. Paul Campus)

View PMB 4131 Prokaryotic Genetics in Course Catalog

Topics Covered:

  • Classic microbial genetics:
    • Transposon mutagenesis
    • Selections
    • Screens
    • Suppressor mutations
  • Mechanisms of horizontal gene transfer
  • Metagenomics
  • Synthetic biology and gene editing
    • CRISPR/Cas9
    • Recombineering
  • Gene regulation of prokaryotic cell biology and development
  • Archaea! Phage! Bacteria!
November, 2019