Course: Phylogeny and Diversity of Organisms

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Course title Phylogeny and Diversity of Organisms
Course code KZO/394
Organizational form of instruction Lecture
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Frequency of the course In each academic year, in the summer semester.
Semester Summer
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
Lecturer(s)
  • Zrzavý Jan, prof. RNDr. CSc.
Course content
1. Biodiversity in space and time, origin of biogeographic patterns 2. Species 3. Speciation 4. Interpecific hybridization 5. Extinction 6. Macroevolution 7. Origin of Life, LUCA 8. Viruses, viroids and MGEs 9. Bacteria and Archaea 10. Origin of the Eukaryota 11. Excavata, Amoebozoa 12. Opisthokonta 13. Archaeplastida, Cryptista, Haptista, SAR

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Class attendance - 45 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 35 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 45 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course (suitable for Bc. students) is to studies on phylogeny of all organisms (incl. viruses, viroids, and MGEs) and to ecological and phylogenetic approaches to origin and evolution of the biodiversity.
The graduate of the course of phylogeny and diversity has a basic knowledge of the structure and evolution of biodiversity, speciation, extinction and macroevolutionary processes, and phylogeny of all organisms from viruses to plants and animals.
Prerequisites
no requirements/prerequisites

Assessment methods and criteria
Written examination

Written examination consisting of three questions.
Recommended literature
  • Storch a Mihulka 2000: Úvod do současné ekologie (Portál).
  • Zrzavý a spol. 2004: Jak se dělá evoluce (Paseka).
  • Zrzavý et al. Jak se dělá evoluce. 2017.


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Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Zoology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Biology for future teachers (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Botany (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
Faculty: Faculty of Science Study plan (Version): Zoology (1) Category: Biology courses - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: Summer
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