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Gene Regulation
MB&B 533
Fall 2006
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: MB&B 333, BIOL 533, BIOL 333

This course aims to develop a "genome perspective" on transcriptional gene regulation. The genome sequence, now completed in a number of organisms, is described as a "blueprint" for development. More than simply a "parts list" (i.e., genes), this blueprint is an "instruction manual" as well (i.e., regulatory code). A next critical phase of the genome project is understanding the genetic and epigenetic regulatory codes that operate during development. Through a combination of lectures and discussion of primary literature, this course will explore current topics on promoters and transcription factors, chromatin structure, regulatory RNA, chromosomal regulatory domains, and genetic regulatory networks. An overarching theme is how genomes encode and execute regulatory programs as revealed by a global "Systems Biology" approach in modern genomics research.

Essential Capabilities: None
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: None
Course Format: Lecture/DiscussionGrading Mode: Graded
Level: GRAD Prerequisites: [BIOL206 or MB&B206] OR [BIOL182 or MB&B182]
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (BIOL)(INFO-MN)(MB&B)
Past Enrollment Probability: Not Available

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