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RNA

Code: 
BIOL-410
Semester: 
Winter Semester
Course type: 
Selection
Course units: 
2
ECTS units: 
4

Hours per week

Theory: 
2

Instructors

Assistant Professor

Description

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.

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The Department of Biology of the University of Crete was established in 1981 and is today an internationally recognized center for contemporary university education and research in the field of Biology.

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