Course: Genetic Diversity and Genetic Resources

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Course title Genetic Diversity and Genetic Resources
Course code KGZB/GDGZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
  • Čítek Jindřich, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Večerek Libor, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
The definition of diversity. The importace for evolution. Diversity of wild species, and farm animals and plants. Reasons of decrease of diversity. Arguments and goals of saving of diversity. Evaluation of the diversity and its reducing. Methods of saving, in situ, ex situ. Genetic markers for the diversity, biometrical evaluation. Software for genetic diversity.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for credit - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 35 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 30 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Fundamentals of genetic diversity especially in farm animals, usefulness for breeding. Saving of diversity.
Theoretic information on the genetic diversity and genen resources in animal and plant breeding. Importance for the future breeding, for preservation of cultural heritage.
genetics - GEN or genetics - GENZO

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Knowledge in genetics, animal and plant breeding.
Recommended literature
  • Editors. Animal Genetic Resources Information No 26.. Rom, FAO, UNEP, 122 s., 1999.
  • Editors. Farm Animal Genetic Resources. Nottingham University Press, 345 s., 2004.
  • Kol. Biologická rozmanitost ne Zemi: stav a perspektivy. Praha, Scientia, 261 s., 2004.
  • Řehout, V., Kúbek, A., Filistowicz, A. Geneticky modifikované organismy. Genetické zdroje.. Č. Budějovice, Sci. Ped. Publ., 89 s., 2005.
  • Sambraus, H. H. Gefaehrdete Nutztierrassen. Stuttgart, Ulmer, 384 s., 1994.
  • Scherf, B. D. World Watch List for Domestic Animal Diversity. FAO, 223 s., 1995.
  • Simon, D. L., Buchenauer D. Genetic diversity of European livestock breeds. EAAP Publication No. 66, Wageningen, Wageningen Pers, 581 s., 1993.

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