Course: Biotechnological Methods in Plant Breedi

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Course title Biotechnological Methods in Plant Breedi
Course code KGZB/BMSR
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Winter
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Čurn Vladislav, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Hoštičková Irena, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Jozová Eva, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Contents of blocks of lectures and exercises: 1. Introduction to livestock breeding. 2. Basic principles of breeding. 3. The principle of prediction of breeding values and their reliability and accuracy. 4. Prediction of breeding value on the basis of own efficiency, efficiency of one or more related individuals, daughters and half-siblings. 5. Linear models in livestock breeding. 6. BLUP sire model. 7. BLUP animal model. 8. Prediction of breeding value - a little from practice. 9. Reliability of breeding value prediction. 10. Selection and selection programs. 11. Optimization of selection programs. 12. Use of genomics in breeding. 13. International genetic evaluation. 14. Hybridization.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for credit - 45 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to point out the use of biotechnological methods in genetics and breeding of field, garden and ornamental plants and woody plants.
The student will get an idea of the use of various biotechnological methods usable in the breeding of various field, garden and ornamental plants and trees
This subject has no prerequisites.

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Active participation on lessons and exercises, or participation in seminars. Fulfillment of assigned tasks according to the teacher's instructions.
Recommended literature
  • Čurn, V. Molekulární markery ve šlechtění rostlin. České Budějovice, ZF JU, 2005..
  • Graman, J.,Čurn, V. Šlechtění rostlin. 1998.
  • Chloupek, O. Genetická diverzita, šlechtění a semenářství. Academia. 2008.
  • Novák, F. J. Explantátové kultury a jejich využití ve šlechtění rostlin. Academia, Praha, 1990..
  • Richards, A.J. Plant breeding systems. Chapman and Hall London, 1997.
  • Seman, Ivan. Biotechnologické metódy v šľachtení poľných plodín. 1. vyd. Bratislava : Príroda, 1990.
  • Srivastava, S. Plant Biotechnology and Molecular Markers, Springer, 2013.
  • studijní materiály.

Study plans that include the course
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