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BIB5786 - Transposable Elements and their Impact on Genomes

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
10 weeks
60 hours

Marie Anne van Sluys

Capacitate students in recognizing different types of transposable elements and their characteristics, including evolutionary and functional aspects. This course also aims to provide fundamentals on theoretical and methodological concepts so that students can critically interpret recently published data in this area.

Transposable Elements (TEs) diversity; TEs distribution in different organisms; Mobilization mechanisms; Consequences of TEs presence and activities; TEs as drivers of genetic innovation; TEs evolution and its genomic impact; The role of TEs during plant development; TEs-based biotechnology tools; Addressing TEs with bioinformatics.

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Baxevanis, A. D. & Ouellette B. F. F. 2001. Bioinformatics. Wiley Inter Science, New York, pp. 470.
Carareto CMA, Monteiro-Vitorello CB & Van Sluys MA. 2015. Elementos de transposição: diversidade, evolução, aplicações e impacto nos genomas dos seres vivos. Rio de Janeiro: SciELO-Editora FIOCRUZ.
Lewin, B. 2000. Genes VII. Oxford Univ. Press, Oxford, pp. 990.
Lodish, H. et al. 2000. Molecular Cell Biology. Freeman, New York, pp. 1084.
Matioli, S. R. Fernandes FMC (Ed.), 2012. Biologia Molecular e Evolução. Editora Holos, Ribeirão Preto, pp. 256
Menck CFM & Van Sluys M.A. (Ed), 2017 Genetica Molecular Básica, Editora Guanabara Koogan, Rio de Janeiro, pp.528.
Minelli A, 2018. Plant Evolutionary Developmental Biology: The Evolvability of the Phenotype. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Taiz L, Zeiger E, Møller IM & Murphy A. (6Ed), 2015. Plant Physiology and Development. Sunderland, MA: Sinauer Associates.