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Gene transcriptions/Courses

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 levelsEdit

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 %:

  1. A resource that is a stub means that pretty well nothing has been done yet. 0-5%.  
  2. A resource just getting off the ground will show the following icon. Please feel welcome to help! 6-15%.  
  3. Been started, but most of the work is still to be done - 16-30%.  
  4. About halfway there. You may help to clarify and expand it - 31-45%.  
  5. Almost complete, but you can help make it more thorough - 46-60%.  
  6. Ready for testing by learners and teachers. Please begin! 61-75%.  
  7. This resource is considered to be ready for use - 76-90%.  R
  8. This resource has reached a high level of completion - 91-100%.  C

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. Genetics
  55. Gene transcription elements
  56. Gene transcriptions
  57. Genomes
  58. Genomics
  59. Histones
  60. HMG boxes
  61. HNG boxes
  62. Homeoboxes
  63. Human DNA
  64. Human RNA
  65. HY boxes
  66. Inhibitors
  67. Inhibitory peptides
  68. Initiator elements
  69. Insulators
  70. Intermediate promoters
  71. Isoforms
  72. MADS boxes
  73. Mediator complexes
  74. Melanocytes
  75. Metal responsive elements
  76. Motif ten elements
  77. Nucleosomes
  78. Nucleotides
  79. Operons
  80. P boxes
  81. Phosphate biochemistry
  82. Preinitiation complexes
  83. Preinitiation complex assembly
  84. Pribnow boxes
  85. Promoters
  86. Proximal promoters
  87. Proteomics
  88. Pseudogenes
  89. Regulations
  90. Regulons
  91. RNA polymerases
  92. RNA polymerase I holoenzymes
  93. RNA polymerase I holoenzyme complexes
  94. RNA polymerase Is
  95. RNA polymerase IIs
  96. RNA polymerase II holoenzymes
  97. RNA polymerase II holoenzyme complexes
  98. RNA polymerase IIIs
  99. RNA polymerase III holoenzymes
  100. RNA polymerase III holoenzyme complexes
  101. Senses
  102. Stimulons
  103. TACTAAC boxes
  104. TATA binding protein associated factors
  105. TATA binding proteins
  106. TATA boxes
  107. Transcription bubbles
  108. Transcription factories
  109. Transcription factors
  110. Transcription of A1BG
  111. Transcription start sites
  112. U boxes
  113. Upregulations
  114. Upstream and downstream
  115. X boxes
  116. X core promoter element 1
  117. 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.



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.


  1. Several courses could be offered dealing with aspects of genetics or gene transcriptions.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

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