Chemistry, structure, and function of nucleic acids; replication, transcription translation, gene organization, regulation of gene expression and organelle nucleic acids. Both prokaryotic and eucaryotic systems will be considered. Class Notes: Instructor consent is required for this course. This course is designed for Biochemistry PhD degree seeking students, which will have priority. Other students, with evidence of successful completion of either BIOC565 or two semesters of undergraduate Biochemistry, will be accepted until maximum enrollment is reached. **Course Requisites: BIOC 411 or consent of instructor.