Course: Special Plant Genetics

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Course title Special Plant Genetics
Course code KGZB/SGRO
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Lesson
Level of course Master
Year of study 1
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
  • Jozová Eva, Ing. Ph.D.
  • Čurn Vladislav, prof. Ing. Ph.D.
  • Hoštičková Irena, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Contents of blocks and seminars: 1. Structure and size of plant genome, evolution of plant genome. 2. Methods of studying the plant genome. Physical and cytogenetic mapping, flow cytometry, chromosome sorting, creation of specific libraries. 3. Genetics of reproduction, genetic consequences of plant reproduction 4. Population dynamics of auto- and allogamous plants 5. Auto incompatibility, male sterility. 6. Heterosis and heterosis effect. 7. Gene, chromosomal and genomic mutations in plant genome. 8. Control of mutation process and use of induced mutagenesis in plant breeding. 9. Genetics of quantitative traits. Heritability coefficient, components of genetic variability, genetic gain. 10. Genetics of plant populations. Influences on populations. 11. Mendelist vs. molecular genetics. Identification of gene / trait donors, genetic maps. 12.- 14. Special genetics and the development of important traits in the main cultivated plants.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to extend the basics of general genetics with special focus on plant genetics. By completing this course, the student will gain a theoretical basis for subjects in the field of breeding, biotechnology and plant genetic engineering.
The student will gain the ability to apply the acquired knowledge to optimize breeding procedures.
Standard knowledge of biology and genetics.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

Prerequisite for routine work with information technologies and databases for solving tasks related to the study of heredity of the main production traits.
Recommended literature
  • Acquaah., G. Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding, 2. vydání, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., 2012.
  • Klug, W. S. Concepts of Genetics. Pearson Education/Pearson Benjamin Cummings, 2009. 2009.
  • Lodish, H. a kol. Molecular Cell Biology, Macmillan Higher Education, 2013. 2013.
  • Řepková, J. Genetika rostlin. PřF MU Brno, 2013. PrF MU Brno, 2013.
  • Sáková, L., Čurn, V. Speciální genetika rostlin. České Budějovice, ZF JU, 1995.
  • Snustad, D. P. et al. Genetika. MU Brno, 2017. MU Brno, 2017.
  • studijní materiály.
  • Watson, J.D., Tootze, J., Kurtz, D.T. Rekombinantní DNA. Praha, Academia 1988. Academia Praha, 1988.
  • Weaner, R.F., Hedrick, P.W. Basic Genetics. Raleigh, Wm C. Brown Publishers 1991. Wm C. Brown Publishers, 1991.

Study plans that include the course
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