Course: Animal Biotechnology

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Course title Animal Biotechnology
Course code KGZB/ZB
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
Form of instruction unspecified
Work placements unspecified
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Čítek Jindřich, prof. Ing. CSc.
  • Večerek Libor, Ing. Ph.D.
Course content
Introduction to the discipline, historical survey in the embryotransfer. Artificial insemination and its role in livestock breeding. Technological procedure ET in embryos in vivo after superovulation. Limiting factors for embryotransfer method. Physiological sexual cycle. Rut synchronization. Superovulation and repetitionary superovulation. Embryo preservation by freezing. Embryos produced in vitro. Used micromanipulation with embryos. Embryotransfer. Biotechnology of future. Biotechnology usage in animal breeding. Hazard and ethic aspects of biotechnology development. Differences and use of ET findings in cattle, sheep, goats and pigs.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Preparation for credit - 10 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 20 hours per semester
  • Semestral paper - 20 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the subject is to introduce with contemporary cognizance status about animal biotechnology and perspective developments.
Students have an overview of animal biotechnology focused on breeding and breeding practice.
Prerequisites
Genetics I - KGV/GEN1, Genetics II - KGV/GEN2, Biochemistry - KCH/BCHVZ

Assessment methods and criteria
Combined exam

Appropriate knowledge of animal breeding, molecular and population genetics.
Recommended literature
  • DVOŘÁK J. et al. Genetické základy šlechtění na kvalitu jatečných těl a hovězího masa s možností využití výkrmu býků. VÚCHS Rapotín, 121 s., 2004.
  • DVOŘÁK J., VRTKOVÁ I. LAMGEN Pro chovatele skotu. MZLU Brno, 60 s., 2004.
  • 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.
  • KUCIEL J. et al. Genetika zemědělských produktů. MZLU Brno, 160 s., 2004.
  • ŘEHOUT V. et al. Proceedings of the Biotechnology 2008. SciPP Č. Budějovice, 325 s., 2008.
  • ŘEHOUT V. et al. Proceedings of the XXIII Genetic Days. SciPP Č. Budějovice, 293 s., 2008.


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: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Biology and protection of "hobby" organisms (2019) Category: Agriculture and forestry 1 Recommended year of study:1, Recommended semester: Winter
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Products´ Quality (2017) Category: Agriculture and forestry 2 Recommended year of study:2, Recommended semester: Winter