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Archived Curricula Guide 2015–2017
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BTK4300 Genes and Genomes 10 ECTS
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Degree Programme in Biotechnology
Corresponding course units in the curriculum
Curricula 2014 – 2015
BTK4300 Genes and Genomes 10 ECTS


Strategic themes: Internationalisation

General description

Advanced course on structure and function of procaryotic and eukaryotic genomes including organels, and of DNA replication and repair and recobination.

Learning outcomes

Students will learn during the course to consider structure of the genes and genomes from both a functional and an evolutionary perspective. Discussions and tutorials are based on konowledge students have prepared home, and they learn design and preparation of a poster presentation about a given topic.


The course will cover prokaryotic and eukaryotic gene organization, conjugating and non-conjugating plasmids, repetitive DNA, centromeres, telomeres, transposable 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.

Teaching methods

Teaching method Contact Online
Group work

Modes of study

Option 1
Available for:
  • Degree Programme Students
  • Other Students
  • Open University Students
  • Doctoral Students
  • Exchange Students
Participation in course work 
In Finnish


Numeric 1-5.

Belongs to following study modules

Archived Teaching Schedule. Please refer to current Teaching Shedule.