Course syllabus GEDI - Genetic diversity (FA - SS 2017/2018)

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Course code: GEDI
Course title in language of instruction: Genetická diverzita
Course title in Czech: Genetic diversity
Course title in English: Genetic diversity
Mode of completion and number of credits: Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes: full-time, 2/2 (hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction: Czech
Level of course: bachelor; master; master continuing
Semester: SS 2017/2018
Name of lecturer: Ing. Pavel Hanáček, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor, tutor)
Prerequisites: none
Aims of the course:
The aim of this subject is give particular and compact view to modern methods using in recent molecular and cell biology to students of MENDELU. Main aim is learn and try advanced methods for genetic variability study in molecular biology lab and obtaining skills with utilization and application of basic molecular genetic methods. Subject is intending for all students which need learn advanced methods in molecular biology lab for next work in diploma thesis.
Course contents:
1.Genetic diversity, introduction (allowance 4/4)
a.Importance of genetic diversity; floristic and zoogeographic regions of world; world centers of genetic diversity of plants and animals

2.Evaluation and protection of biodiversity (allowance 2/2)
a.Gene-pools, protection in situ and ex situ, gene banks

3.Genetics of native populations (allowance 2/2)
a.Evolution of population and controlling factors, selection

4.Introduced and invasive species (allowance 2/2)
a.Allochtonous and invasive species, human influence to homogenization of plants and animals, hybridization and extinction

5.Reintroduction (allowance 2/2)
a.Suitable places and genotypes for reintroduction, international platforms for reintroduction

6.Domestication (allowance 2/2)
a.Domestication of crops and animals, native and artificial selection, adaptation

7.Genetic markers (allowance 4/4)
a.Molecular markers - division and utilization, DNA markers in study of genetic diversity, DNA fingerprinting, nDNA, mtDNA and cpDNA regions suitable for sequencing, evolution of DNA

8.Molecular taxonomy and phylogenetic (allowance 2/2)
a.Definition of species, speciation, DNA barcoding

9.Bioinformatics in study of genetic diversity (allowance 2/2)
a.Sequencing data and their function, annotation of genomics and biologics data

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to analyse and synthesize
-ability to apply knowledge
-ability to communicate with professionals in different field of study
-ability to create new ideas (creativity)
-ability to solve problems
-ability to speak and write in mother tongue
-ability to work independently
-basic computing skills
-capacity to adapt to new situations
-capacity to learn
-general knowledge
-professional knowledge
-resolve to succeed
-science and research skills
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability of critical evaluation of scientific information
-Ability of experimental results presentation
-Ability of planning experimental design and realizing experiments
-ability to analyze and interpret of molecular biology experiments
-Knowledge of the importance of genetic variability
-Knowledge of the molecular principles of genetic variability origin
-Knowledge sophisticated of laboratory instrumental methods
-Skills with utilization and application of basic molecular genetic methods

Type of course unit: required
Year of study: Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement: There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules: -
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load):
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     preparation for exam92 h
Total140 h
Assessment methods:
The course is finished by oral exam (30 min, you have to receive minimum 60% knowledge from lectures and exercises.
Laboratory protocols - five written laboratory protocols will be during the courses. Protocols will be written in the 3th, 5th, 7th, 9th and 11th week. Participation on the laboratory protocols at aforementioned week is compulsory.
Recommended reading:
TypeAuthorTitlePublished inPublisherYearISBN
RQFLEGR, J.Evoluční biologiePrahaAcademia200580-200-1270-2
RQŠMARDA, J. et al.Metody molekulární biologieBrnoMasarykova univerzita200580-210-3841-1
RQCIESLAROVÁ, J. -- SMÝKAL, P. -- DOČKALOVÁ, Z. -- HANÁČEK, P. -- PROCHÁZKA, S. -- HÝBL , M. -- GRIGA, M.Molecular evidence of genetic diversity changes in pea (Pisum sativum L.) germplasm after long-term maintenance2011ISSN 0925-9864
RQCHLOUPEK, O.Genetická diverzita, šlechtění a semenářstvíPrahaAcademia2008978-80-200-1566-2
RQPRIMACK, R B. -- KINDLMANN, P.Biologické principy ochrany přírodyPrahaPortál200180-7178-552-0
RQAn introduction to methods & models in ecology, evolution, & conservation biologyPrincetonPrinceton University Press978-0-691-12723-1
REPELLENS, R., GRANDCOLAS, P. Biodiversity Conservation and Phylogenetic Systematics, Springer, 2016, 396 s. ISBN 978-3-319-22461-9.


Last modification made by Ing. Michal Karhánek on 01/31/2018.

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