Course: Biotechnology in Farm Animal Breeding

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Course title Biotechnology in Farm Animal Breeding
Course code KGZB/BMSHZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 4
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Večerek Libor, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Čítek Jindřich, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Veselá Zdeňka, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Basics of genetical and economical evaluation of individuals and populations on the basis of utility control and DNA information, monitoring of gene flow in animal populations in time. Genetical and economical optimalization in the process of breeding and hybridization. Marker assisted selection and its contribution in breeding process efficiency. This subject requires the knowledge of genetics, biostatistics and skills in computer technology operating.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for credit - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of this subject is to synthetize knowledge from previous study of genetic disciplines, statistics, computer technology operating, and practical application of new biotechnical and biotechnological methods of breeding process.
The student will be able to apply the acquired knowledge to optimize breeding processes.
Genetics I - KGV/GEN1, Genetics II - KGV/GEN2, Biostatistics, Databases systems

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Knowledge of matrix number, biostatistics (correlation, covariance, variance analysis), breeding and population genetics.
Recommended literature
  • BERGER J. Advances in cell and molecular biology. Kopp Publishing, 2005.
  • GELDERMANN H. Tier Biotechnologie. Verlag Eugen Ulmer Stuttgart, 648 s., 2005.
  • HRUBAN V. Principy a aplikace molekulární genetiky ve šlechtění. ČZU Praha, 242 s., 1999.
  • CHRENEK P. et al. Produkcia a analýza transgénnych králikov. SCPV Nitra, 237 s., 2006.
  • KŘENOVÁ D., OTOVÁ B. How to practise biological and medical genetics. UK Praha, 192 s., 2003.
  • ŘEHOUT V. et al. Geneticky modifikované organizmy - Genetické zdroje. SciPP Č. Budějovice, 89 s., 2005.
  • ŘEHOUT V. et al. Genotypizace genetických markerů. SciPP Č. Budějovice, 60 s., 2006.
  • ZIMA J. et al. Genetické metody v zoologii. UK Praha, 239 s., 2004.

Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Summer