Genomics and applications in genetics and plant breeding

Course Information
TitleΕΦ/ΓΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΣΥΓ/ΝΗΣ ΓΟΝΙΔΙΩΜΑΤΙΚΗΣ ΤΕΧ/ΓΙΑΣ ΣΤΗ Γ.Β.Φ. / Genomics and applications in genetics and plant breeding
CodeΒΑΖΝ703
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420000560

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600121014
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΒΑΖΝ722 Molecular Breeding
  • 017Ε GENERAL BIOCHEMISTRY
  • 024Ε GENETICS
  • 116Υ PLANT BREEDING
  • 610Υ PLANT BREEDING
  • 613Υ AGRICULTURAL GENETICS
  • 658Ε GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING (PRACTICALS)
  • Ν539Ε MORIAKĪ GENETIKĪ
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
DNA structure, organization and its properties. The organization of genes and the genome. The differences of prokaryotic and eukaryotic genes and genomes. The genetic material in higher eukaryotes and its replication. Flow of genetic information and regulation of gene expression. Flow of information from DNA to proteins. Transcription and the regulating mechanisms of gene expression. Translation and synthesis of proteins. Manipulation of genetic material in the level of few genes. Recombinant DNA and genetic engineering. In vitro manipulation of genetic material. Principles and methods of plant genetic modification. Improving plant varieties by the use of genetic engineering. The restrains and the prospects of biotechnology in agriculture. From individual genes to the genome. Structure and organization of the genome. Genome sequencing projects and the sequenced genomes. Genetic and physical mapping. Molecular markers and genome mapping. Functional genomics. From DNA sequence to genome function. Transcriptome. Microarrays. Proteome. Proteomics, metabolomics and cross-correlation of data. From the genome to individual genes. Functional genomics and role in plant breeding. Regulation at the whole genome level. Gene expression at the genome level. Regulating networks. Epigenetic phenomena. Epigenome: the epigenetic mechanisms and roles in the organisation, expression, regulation, evolution of genomes and in developmental genetics of organisms. Analysis and comparison of genomes Comparative genomics, synteny and model plants. New genomics applications in plant breeding Molecular breeding. Molecular markers and their application in the estimation of genetic variation and the selection of desirable genotypes. Bioinformatics: tools and applications.
Keywords
Genomics, genetics, plant breeding
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
H/Y technology, power point, bioinformatics,
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures160
Seminars20
Laboratory Work8
Reading Assigment30
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities8
Written assigments15
Exams20
Total261
Student Assessment
Description
80% Final written exam 20% Term paper (Presentation of assignment)
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Additional bibliography for study
Peter J. Russell(2009).iGenetics- Μία Μεντελική Προσέγγιση (Τόμος Ι και ΙΙ) San Francisco Boston New York James D. Watson,Amy A. Caudy, Richard M. Myers, Jan A. Witkowski(2007). Ανασυνδυασμένο DNA. W.H. Freeman and Com.New York
Last Update
12-01-2016