A study of molecular aspects of plant life, examining features that distinguish plants from other organisms on a cellular and molecular level. The laboratory introduces methods and applications of modern plant science and biotechnology. Students should be familiar with the basic concepts of molecular biology and plant genetics and have some experience in molecular laboratory techniques. Lecture three hours, laboratory three hours. Prerequisites: BIO 3800 or permission of the instructor. [Dual-listed with BIO 5513.] Dual-listed courses require senior standing; juniors may enroll with permission of the department.