Graduate Courses

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BOTANY (BOT)

BOTANY (BOT)

BOT 201. Cell Ultrastructure (3). Ultrastructure, molecular organization, origin and function of cellular organelles. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (1).

BOT 202. Advances in Phycology (3). Selected topics on the biology of algae with emphasis on recent ecological, physiological, and ultrastructural studies. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (1).

BOT 210. Developmental Plant Anatomy (3). Analytical study and interpretation of the initiation, differentiation, and organization of tissues and organs with emphasis on vascular plants. A term report on the development of specific tissues or organs is required. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (2).

BOT 220. Plant Photophysiology (3). Photosynthesis, photo respiration, photo morphogenesis, and other related processes in photophysiology of the plants. 3 hrs (class). PR. BOT 20 and CHEM 160 or CHEM 161. (1).

BOT 221. Water Economy and Related Process in Plants (3). Water relations, energy exchange, ion uptake, and ionic relations in plants. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (2).

BOT 225/MBB 225. Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolites (3).   Physiological bases of secondary plant metabolites production in vitro. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. BOT 20 and CHEM 160 or COI. (2).

BOT 232/HORT 232. Physiology and Biochemistry of Endogenous Growth Regulators (3). Physiology, biochemistry, transport, mode of action, assay and application of endogenous growth regulators. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (2).

BOT 240. Problems and Methods in Plant Systematics (3). A consideration of recent developments in plant taxonomy. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. BOT 140 or its equivalent. (1,2).

BOT 245. Weed Systematics (3). Identification and ecology of major tropical weeds. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. BOT 140 or its equivalent. (2).

BOT 250. Advanced Plant Ecology. (3). Physical, chemical, and biological processes which underlie ecosystem structure and function including plant competition, plant succession, material, and energy cycling. 3 hrs (class). PR. BOT 150 or its equivalent. (1).

BOT 261. Pollination Biology (3). Pollination processes, relationships of plants and pollinating agents, population dynamics of pollinators, and techniques in pollination biology. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. BIO 150 or COI. (1).

BOT 290. Special Problems (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1,2).

BOT 291. Special Topics (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units.

BOT 299. Graduate Seminar in Botany (1). May be repeated once for a maximum of 2 units. PR. COI. (1, 2, S).

BOT 300. Master’s Thesis (6). (1, 2, S).

BOT 400. Doctoral Dissertation (12). (1, 2, S).

CRSC 245. Stress Physiology of Plants (3). See entry under Agronomy

GENETICS (GEN)

GENETICS (GEN)

BIO 201/MBB 201. Advanced Molecular Biology (3). Advances in molecular biology with emphasis on the structures, properties, functions, and interactions of biomolecules in basic cellular processes and manipulation of DNA. 3 hrs (class). PR. BIO 101 (2).

BIO 206/MBB 206. Research Techniques in Molecular Biology I (3). Experiments in molecular biology with emphasis on recombinant DNA techniques. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. BIO 201. (2).

BIO 231. Advanced Cytogenetics (3). Recent advances on the role of chromosomes in heredity, development, differentiation, and evolution. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. BIO 131. (1).

BIO 235. Evolutionary Genetics (3). Analysis of genetic mechanisms affecting evolutionary change. 3 hrs (class). PR. BIO 30 or its equivalent (1).

BIO 241. Biogeograpy (3). The geographical distribution of plants and animals; mechanisms and modes of dispersal; dynamic changes of floral and faunal distribution patterns; continental and island biogeography; current theories on the origin of existing distribution patterns. 3 hrs (class). PR. BIO 142 or COI.

BIO 242. Biosystematics (3). Discussions on the species concept and specialization problems; variation; modes and measures of selection; and evolutionary mechanisms using the results on the studies of genetics, ecology, systematics, psychology, biogeography, and historical geology. 3 hrs (class). PR. BIO 142 or COI.

BIO 290. Special Problems (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (2).

BIO 291. Special Topics (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. (1).

BIO 299. Graduate Seminar in Biology (1). May be repeated once for a maximum of 2 units. PR. COI. (1,2).

BIO 300. Master’s Thesis (6). (1,2).

BIO 400. Doctoral Dissertation (12). (1,2).

MICROBIOLOGY (MCB)

MICROBIOLOGY (MCB)

MCB 201. Advances in Microbiology (3). Current research and development in microbiology. 3 hrs (class). PR. COI. (1).

MCB 220. Physiology of Bacteria (3). Physiological processes in bacteria including study of bacterial variation and population dynamics. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. MCB 101 and MCB 120. (2).

MCB 230. Advanced Microbial Genetics (3). Molecular genetics of microbial systems. 3 hrs (class). PR. MCB 130 or COI. (1).

MCB 240. Determinative Bacteriology (3). Bacterial identification, cultivation of representative groups of bacteria from their natural habitats. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. MCB 101. (1).

MCB 260. Advanced Industrial Microbiology (3). Microbiological and physiological aspects of fermentation processes. 3 hrs (class). PR. MCB 160. (2).

MCB 270. Microbial Toxins (3). Nature, activity, and toxigenicity of bacterial and fungal toxins affecting man and other animals; methods of isolation, detection, and quantification. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. MCB 101 and CHEM 160.1 or COI. (2).

MCB 290. Special Problems (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. (1,2).

MCB 291. Special Topics (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. (1).

MCB 299. Graduate Seminar (1). May be taken twice. 1,2).

MCB 300. Master’s Thesis (6). (1,2).

MCB 400. Doctoral Dissertation (12). (1,2).

MOL. BIO. AND BIOTECH. (MBB)

MOLECULAR BIOLOGY and BIOTECHNOLOGY (MBB)

MBB 201/BIO 201. Advanced Molecular Biology (3). Advances in molecular biology with emphasis on the structures, properties, functions, and interactions of biomolecules in basic cellular processes and manipulation of DNA. 3 hrs (class). PR. BIO 101. (2).

MBB 206/BIO 206. Research Techniques in Molecular Biology I (3). Experiments in molecular biology with emphasis on recombinant DNA techniques. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. BIO 201 (2).

MBB 207/BIO 207. Research Techniques in Molecular Biology II (3). Advanced experimental techniques in molecular biology. 7 hrs (1 class, 6 lab). PR. MBB 206/BIO 206 and MBB 211 (1).

MBB 211. Biocomputing in Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2). Principles and applications of computational sciences in molecular biology and biotechnology. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (1).

MBB 224/SOIL 224. Biotechnology of Soil-Microbe-Plant Interactions (3). Biotechnological approaches in the study of beneficial soil-microbe-plant interactions and related principles, processes and applications. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. SOIL 120 or MCB 150, and BIO 101, or COI. (2).

MBB 225/BOT 225. Biotechnology of Plant Secondary Metabolites (3). Physiological bases of secondary plant metabolites production in vitro. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. BOT 20 and CHEM 160 or COI. (2).

MBB 229/VMCB 229. Biotechnology in Immunoprophylaxis and Diagnostics of Animal Diseases. (2). Principles and applications of biotechnological advances in vaccine design and development and veterinary diagnostics. 4 hrs (1 class, 3 lab). PR. VMCB 221 or VPAR 234 or COI. (1).

MBB 235/FPPS 235. Forest Products Biotechnology (3). Application of biotechnology to improve the quality and utilization of wood; bio-processing operations in forest-based and related industries. 3 hrs (class). PR. FPPS 131 or COI. (2).

MBB 240. Industrial Biotechnology (3). Principles of bioprocess and bioseparation technologies with emphasis on physico-chemical and engineering aspects. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. MATH 26, CHEM 160 and MCB 1. (1).

MBB 250. Advances in Transformation Biotechnology (3). Advances and applications of transformation of microorganisms, plants and animals using recombinant DNA techniques. 3 hrs (class). PR. MBB 201/BIO 201. (1).

MBB 251/PPTH 251. Molecular Plant-Pathogen Interactions (3). Molecular mechanisms of plant-pathogen interactions and application of molecular diagnostics and markers in plant pathology. 3 hrs (class). (1). PR. PPTH 101 and BIO 101. (2).

MBB 267/ANSC 267. Animal Reproductive Biotechnology. (3). Biotechnological concepts and techniques in animal reproduction. 3 hrs (class). PR. ANSC 260 or COI. (2).

MBB 268/ FBS 268. Molecular Phylogenetics (3). Applications of molecular biological techniques and molecular data to inferences of phylogenetic patterns and evolutionary processes, and to analyses of taxonomic groups of organisms. 3 hrs (class). PR. BIO 101 and any basic course in systematics ( BOT 140, ZOO 140, ENT 140 or FBS 167). (2).

MBB 273/ENT 273. Insect Molecular Biology (3). Molecular aspects of insect biology and the use of biotechnology in entomological research and integrated pest management. 3 hrs (class). PR. ENT 120 and BIO 101 or COI. (2).

MBB 290. Special Problems (1-3).

MBB 291. Special Topics (1-3).

MBB 292. Biotechnology and Society (3). Implications of biotechnological research and products on society and the economy. 3 hrs (class). (2).

MBB 295/ENS 295. Environmental Biotechnology (3). Biological and biochemical aspects of environmental biotechnology. 3 hrs (class). PR. MCB 1 and CHEM 160, or COI. (1).

MBB 299. Graduate Seminar (1).

MBB 300. Master’s Thesis (6).

MBB 390. Special Problems (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student's program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1,2,S).

MBB 391. Special Topics (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student's program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1,2).

MBB 399. Graduate Seminar (1). May be taken twice. PR. Graduate Standing. (1,2).

MBB 400. Doctoral Dissertation. (12). (1, 2, S)

 

WILDLIFE STUDIES (WLDL)

WILDLIFE STUDIES (WLDL)

WLDL 205. Advanced Wildlife Management (3). Identification, management and conservation of large and small game species. 3 hrs (class). PR. WLDL 105 or its equivalent. (2).

WLDL 258. Wildlife Population Dynamics (3). Analysis and prediction of changes in wildlife population. 3 hrs (class). PR. STAT 162 or STAT 164 and WLDL 155 or its equivalent. (1).

WLDL 290. Special Problems (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. (1,2).

WLDL 291. Special Topics (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. (1).

WLDL 299. Graduate Seminar (1). May be taken twice. (2).

WLDL 300. Master’s Thesis (6). (1,2).

ZOOLOGY (ZOO)

ZOOLOGY (ZOO)

ZOO 225. Endocrinology (3). Anatomy and functional relationships of the endocrine glands in vertebrates. 3 hrs (class). PR. CHEM 160 and CHEM 160.1 or COI.

ZOO 226. Physiology of Reproduction (3). Comparative physiology of reproduction in higher animals, factors involved in fertility mechanisms. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. ANSC 160 and BIO 30 or COI.

ZOO 242. Advanced Invertebrate Biology (3). Recent advances in the biology of invertebrates with emphasis on the free-living forms. 3 hrs (class). PR. ZOO 3 or ZOO 142. (2).

ZOO 253. Ecology of Animal Parasites (3). Basic concepts and recent advances in the ecology of parasites affecting man and other vertebrates. 3 hrs (class). PR. ZOO 173 or its equivalent.

ZOO 273. Advanced Animal Parasitology (3). Biology and control of parasite commonly affecting farm animals in the Philippines. 5 hrs (2 class, 3 lab). PR. COI. (1,2).

ZOO 290. Special Problems (1-3). May be taken twice provided that total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1,2).

ZOO 291. Special Topics (1-3). May be taken twice provided that the total number of units to be credited to the student’s program will not exceed 4 units. PR. COI. (1,2).

ZOO 299. Graduate Seminar in Zoology (1). May be repeated for a maximum of 2 units. PR. Graduate standing. (1,2).

ZOO 300. Master’s Thesis (6). (1,2).