DESCRIPTION OF COURSES

Close

GP 606 PLANT GENE EXPRESSION AND REGULATION                                                                                 (3L+0P) III

Objective
To provide insight into recent advances in the phenomenon of gene regulation and mechanisms by which plants and microbes express different traits and how these are modified during different stages.

Theory

UNIT I
Gene regulation-purpose; Process and mechanisms in prokaryotes and eukaryotes; Levels of gene controls.

UNIT II
Coordinated genetic regulation-examples- Anthocyanin gene family in maize; Genetic and molecular basis of tissue specificity.

UNIT III
Gene expression-Transposons in plant gene expression, cloning-transposon tagging; Light regulated gene expression-model systems in Arabidopsis and maize; Paramutations and imprinting of genes and genomes.

UNIT IV
Transgene expression and gene silencing mechanisms; Regulatory genes, horizontal and vertical homology; Transformation-regulatory genes as visible markers; Reporter systems to study gene expression; Combinatorial gene control.

UNIT V
Eukaryotic transcriptional control; Translational and post-translational regulation; Signal transduction; Stress-induced gene expression; Gene traps and enhancer traps.

Suggested Readings