Course: Animal Genetic Engineering

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Course title Animal Genetic Engineering
Course code KGZB/GIZ
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 2
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory
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 farm animal genome. DNA polymorphisms, detection, identification of animals, control of parentity, population studies. Gene mapping. Detection of ETLs. Marker assisted selection. Embryo manipulation, transgenose.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for credit - 30 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 40 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 25 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
Fundamentals and methods of genome analysis of farm animals with the goal to identify the economic important loci. Their modification by DNA technologies. Application in breeding by MAS and transgenose.
Basic information on methods used in gene engineering of animals, eg reproductive and therapeutic cloning, micromanipulation with embryos.
genetics - GEN or genetics - GENZO

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

A prerequisite is basic knowledge of genetics, physiology and morphology of farm animals
Recommended literature
  • Brown, T. A.; Fellner, Martin. Klonování genů a analýza DNA : úvod. 1. české vyd. Olomouc : Univerzita Palackého, 2007. ISBN 978-80-244-1719-6.
  • Brown, T. A. Klonování genů a analýza DNA - Úvod. Univerzita Palackého v Olomouci, 2007..
  • Nicholl, D. S. T. An Introduction to Genetic Engineering (Third Edition), Cambridge University Press, 2008.
  • Řehout, V. et al. Geneticky modifikované organizmy, genetické zdroje. České Budějovice: Scientific Pedagogical Publishing, 1., 89 s. 2005..
  • Šmarda, al. Metody molekulární biologie. Masarykova univerzita-Brno, 188 s. 2008.
  • Vondrejs, V. Genové inženýrství. Praha, Karolinum, 2011.

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 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Summer