Course title: GENETICS
Semester: 3 / Winter
Lectures/Classes: 15 / 30 hours
Field of study: Agriculture
Study cycle: 1st cycle
Type of course: optional
Contact person: dr inż. Sylwia Lewandowska
Short description: This course will give students a generally ability to analysis and interpretation of genetic phenomenon. By the end of the course a student will have an understanding of the fundamental concepts of genetics, will have a basic knowledge of the genetic terminology, will understand the molecular mechanisms of inheritance of traits, gene expression. A students will be more able to understand the phenomenon: How are the traits of an organism—passed on to its offspring? This course outlines the history of the science of genetics and explains in detail what we have learned in recent decades about the building—DNA. The latest scientific achievements and examples of practical application of genetic knowledge to solve breeding problems.
Full description: The basis of inheritance traits. Interaction of genes. Linkage of genes, location of genes on chromosomes, genetic maps. Polygenic inheritance. The inheritance of quantitative traits, inheritance in populations. Cytological basis of inheritance. Cells’ fission. Molecular basis of inheritance. Gene and chromosomal mutations. Genomic mutations. Extra-chromosomal inheritance. Biotechnological methods in genetics, genetic transformations. Molecular markers. Methods of in vitro cultures.
Bibliography: 1.Irene Ridge 2002. Plants. 2. Terry A. Brown 1992. Genetics: A Molecular Approach. 3. Stephen H. Howell 1998. Molecular Genetics of Plant Development. 4. Adrian Slater, Nigel Scott, Mark Fowler 2003. Plant Biotechnology. The Genetic Manipulation of Plants. 5. John C. Avise, Trudy Nicholson 2002.Genetics in the Wild. 6. Klug W.S., Cummings M.R., Spencer C.A. 2006. Concepts of genetics. Pearson Education, Inc. 7. Concepts of Genetics. W. S. Klug, M. R Cummings, C. Spencer. 2006 Youtube prezentacje:
Learning outcomes: The participant of the course has knowledge in the field of genetics, breeding varieties and the meaning of seed production and the role of seed production. The participant has extended knowledge of statistical methods used in genetics . The participant of the course has basic knowledge of building the plant organisms. Student acquires the theoretical and practical knowledge from literature connected with biology, agriculture, genetic variability, data basis and can make some conclusions. The student is able to plan and carry out the experiment to determine the optimal dose of mutagens and interpret the results. The student is responsible for own work and teamwork, can work in a group The participant of the course is aware of work ethics and professional practice. The student understands the need for learning, training and improving professional competence
Assessment methods and assessment criteria: - written exam - current activity during the classes - two tests during the tutorials/classes - presenting some information during the classes on a given subject by a teacher -preparing a draft by a student - the student is prepared well for the classes, having all the necessary equipment (laboratory glasses, apron and gloves) in order to prepare some experiments - a student knows all the safety rules connected with the work in laboratory

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