MOLBIOL 3II3: Molecular Genetics of Eukaryotes

Study of the eukaryotic genome and control mechanisms of gene expression; the emphasis will be on transcriptional control, RNA surveillance and the study of epigenetic mechanisms in several model systems (yeast, nematodes, insects, plants and vertebrates). The histone code and several mechanisms of epigenetic trans-generational inheritance will be discussed. [3 units]