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Objectives of the course (preferably expressed in terms of learning outcomes and competences): To understand mechanisms of plant gene structure, regulation, expression, and development and learn some applications of plant biotechnology.
Course contents: DNA and genomes of plants. Transcription, examples of induction and repression mechanisms. RNA structure, protein coding and non coding genes. RNA processing and stability. Transcriptional and posttranscriptional silencing. Translation, rules and exceptions. Plasticity of plant development in a changing environment. Applications in Plant Biotechnology.