Gene transcriptions/Courses

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These courses in gene transcription are dynamic only.

The courses are built upon the ongoing research performed by geneticists around the world and here at Wikiversity.

In line with the Wikiversity ideal of learning by doing are a number of quizzes which you can combine with lectures and laboratories to cater to your personal education, teaching and research needs.

In some instances your interactions and responses may be used for research purposes, such as improving the quizzes. Your username and/or other identifiers are not included. If the resource itself is also being used for research purposes you will see the icon: Bob, the guinea pig.jpg. If your actions have been used for research purposes, this little icon may appear on your user talk page.

The general subject area is genetics. This includes knowledge of physics, chemistry, geography, history, and other subjects.


Although an introduction to biochemistry would be a good idea, it is not required. Most of the information is descriptive.

If the freedom to write and execute computer programs online here at Wikiversity becomes available, you may be able to submit small programs to scan sections of DNA.

Completion levels[edit]

These courses are dynamic only, which means lectures and other resources may change without notice. If you work through all the quizzes and read or reinforce the lecture information in your mind, you may want to stop back after a year and perhaps learn more.

Lectures and quizzes may have a level of completion icon following them based on ≥ 100 kb equals 100 %, or 100 questions is 100 %, midterms and finals are based on 300 questions equals 100 %:

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A completion icon may not be present for all resources.


Each lecture has or will have an associated quiz. Lectures are arranged in alphabetical order but can be enjoyed in any order.

Some of the lectures appear as red links until the older version is moved to the new title. Check the gene project template for the older title.

Red link lectures are just waiting for you to create. Be bold and proactive.

Lecture titles that are not yet plural need to be moved to a new title that is plural.

Each lecture appears more enticing with an image at the top.

  1. AGC boxes
  2. Angiotensinogen core promoter elements
  3. ATA boxes
  4. Autonomously replicating sequences
  5. Basal elements
  6. Boxes
  7. B recognition elements
  8. Bubbles
  9. CAAT boxes
  10. CArG boxes
  11. C/D boxes
  12. CENP-B boxes
  13. CGCG boxes
  14. Chromatins
  15. Chromoboxes
  16. Coactivators
  17. Codons
  18. Consensus sequences
  19. Corepressors
  20. Core promoters
  21. Degeneracies
  22. Degenerate nucleotides
  23. Deoxyribonucleic acids
  24. Dispersed promoters
  25. Distal promoters
  26. DNA melting
  27. Downregulations
  28. Downstream core elements
  29. Downstream promoter elements
  30. Downstream TFIIB recognition
  31. E2 boxes
  32. EIF4E basal elements
  33. Enhancer boxes
  34. Enhancers
  35. Epigenomes
  36. Eukaryotic initiation factors
  37. Factories
  38. F boxes
  39. Focused promoters
  40. Forkhead boxes
  41. Fur boxes
  42. GAAC elements
  43. G boxes
  44. GC boxes
  45. GCC boxes
  46. General transcription factors
  47. General transcription factor II As
  48. General transcription factor II Bs
  49. General transcription factor II Ds
  50. General transcription factor II Fs
  51. General transcription factor II Hs
  52. General transcription factor II Is
  53. Genes
  54. Gene transcription elements
  55. Gene transcriptions
  56. Histones
  57. HMG boxes
  58. HNG boxes
  59. Homeoboxes
  60. HY boxes
  61. Inhibitors
  62. Inhibitory peptides
  63. Initiator elements
  64. Insulators
  65. Intermediate promoters
  66. Isoforms
  67. MADS boxes
  68. Mediator complexes
  69. Melanocytes
  70. Metal responsive elements
  71. Motif ten elements
  72. Nucleosomes
  73. Nucleotides
  74. Operons
  75. P boxes
  76. Preinitiation complexes
  77. Preinitiation complex assembly
  78. Pribnow boxes
  79. Proximal promoters
  80. Pseudogenes
  81. Promoters
  82. Regulations
  83. Regulons
  84. RNA polymerases
  85. RNA polymerase I holoenzymes
  86. RNA polymerase I holoenzyme complexes
  87. RNA polymerase Is
  88. RNA polymerase IIs
  89. RNA polymerase II holoenzymes
  90. RNA polymerase II holoenzyme complexes
  91. RNA polymerase IIIs
  92. RNA polymerase III holoenzymes
  93. RNA polymerase III holoenzyme complexes
  94. Senses
  95. Stimulons
  96. TACTAAC boxes
  97. TATA binding protein associated factors
  98. TATA binding proteins
  99. TATA boxes
  100. Transcriptional regulations
  101. Transcription bubbles
  102. Transcription factories
  103. Transcription factors
  104. Transcription of A1BG
  105. Transcription start sites
  106. U boxes
  107. Upregulations
  108. Upstream and downstream
  109. X boxes
  110. X core promoter element 1
  111. Y boxes


The quizzes may be rated by number of questions, with 100 questions being a high level of completion, even though some are at lower numbers of questions.


Each laboratory contains hypotheses that will be tested. You are free to compose your own hypotheses and test them versus the data sets. If you would like peer review of your efforts that consists of positive and constructive criticism put your efforts as a subpage of your user name, e.g. user:your username/your laboratory title, and ask for review on this page's Discuss page.


If you're really feeling like you know this stuff, try one of our hourlies, so called because they take about an hour to work through.


Main source: Hypotheses
  1. Several courses could be offered dealing with aspects of genetics or gene transcription.

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