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Arkistoitu opetusohjelma 2018–2019
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BTK4300 Genes and Genomes 10 ECTS
Period I Period II Period III Period IV
Language of instruction
Type or level of studies
Advanced studies
Course unit descriptions in the curriculum
Bioteknologian tutkinto-ohjelma
Faculty of Medicine and Life Sciences

Learning outcomes

Genes and genome structure will be considered from both a functional and an evolutionary perspective.

The course will cover prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene organization, plasmids, repetitive DNA, centromeres, telomeres, transposable and mobile elements, organelle genomes and programmed DNA rearrangements as well as an introductory overview of molecular evolution and evolutionary genetics. DNA replication, recombination and repair will be considered both mechanistically and from a functional standpoint.

Enrolment for University Studies

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Eric Dufour, Teacher responsible


7-Sep-2018 – 19-Oct-2018
Lectures 54 hours
Fri 7-Sep-2018 at 13.15-15.00, F212, Introductory lecture
Mon 10-Sep-2018 - 15-Oct-2018 weekly at 14.15-17.00, F212
15-Oct-2018 at 14.15 –17.00 , F213
Wed 12-Sep-2018 - 17-Oct-2018 weekly at 15.15-18.00, F217
Fri 14-Sep-2018 - 19-Oct-2018 weekly at 9.15-12.00, F217
19-Oct-2018 at 9.15 –12.00 , F213
Fri 26-Oct-2018 at 9.15-12.00, F212, Homework B
Exam 3 hours
Mon 29-Oct-2018 at 14.15-17.00, A308, Group exam
Wed 31-Oct-2018 at 15.15-18.00, A308, Group exam
Mon 5-Nov-2018 at 14.15-17.00, F211


Numeric 1-5.

Evaluation criteria

33% by homework assignments, 33% group work and 33% by final exam.

Passing the final exam (independently of homework and group work marks) will be required.

Study materials

Krebs JE, Goldstein ES, Kilpatrick ST (2011) Lewin's Genes XI
Jones & Bartlett, ISBN 978-0-7637-6632-0 
selected chapters.

For group-work and homework: materials from the internet and open-access journals.

Further information

Lectures, tutorials, group studies, homework assignment and Final Examination.

4. year autumn