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2023-2024 Catalog 
    
    Jul 14, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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BTC 120 - Cell Culture and Cell Function

Prerequisite: RDG 095  or appropriate score on the placement test.
Corequisite: BIO 113  is highly recommended, but not required.
(4 Credits)
An introduction to fundamental methods used to grow animal cells in culture and associated principles of cell structure and function. Topics in this course include aseptic technique, preparation and use of various culture media, cell counting and dilution, maintenance and propagation of cell lines, origin and uses of various cell lines, contamination, cell staining techniques, and quality control. A survey of metabolism, cell structure and function, growth factors and signal transduction. Total of 45 hours of lecture and 45 hours of lab.

Semesters Offered: Spring Only, As Needed.



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