Forest Genetics

Course Information
TitleΔΑΣΙΚΗ ΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΗ / Forest Genetics
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolForestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 3rd / Doctorate
Teaching PeriodWinter
Course ID420000054

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
  • French (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
1. Understanding of the main concepts, scope and importance of Forest genetics 2. Understanding of the molecular basis of heritability - the genome organization, the gene structure and regulation 3. Understanding of the principlies of trasmission genetics and training on those principles 4. Understanding and training on the genetic markers (morphological, biochemical, molecular) 5. Introduction to the principles of population genetics, to the mating patterns, Inbreeding and forces of evolution 6. Introduction to the principles of quantitative genetics and the study of polygenic traits, heritability, genetic correlations, genotype by environment interaction and training on the above topics.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
Forest Genetics - Concepts, scope, history and importance. Molecular basis of inheritance - Genome organizatio, Gene structure and regulation, formation of gametes. Transmission genetics - chromosomes, recombination and linkage. Genetic markers - Morphological, biochemical and molecular. Population genetics - gene frequencies, inbreeding and forces of evolution, Quantitative genetics - Polygenic traits, heritabilities and genetic correlations.
Forest Genetics, genome, genes, chromosomes, genetic markers, trasmission genetics, population genetics, quantitative genetics
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Lectures by using modern technologies and the internet. Use of educational videos, use of internet and interactive quizzes during the laboratory courses. Communication with the students via their academic email and use of the electronic academic platform of AUTh for distributing learning material.
Course Organization
Laboratory Work26
Reading Assigment15
Student Assessment
Weekly tests on the material taught during the laboratory courses. Final written exam that includes multiple choice questions and solving of problems on the topics taught in the laboratory courses. Success in the laboratory exams is a prerequisite for taking the exam on the course that includes only questions requiring long answers.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Formative, Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τ. White, T. Adams, D. Neale, 2009. Δασική Γενετική. Επιστημονική Επιμέλεια-απόδοση στα ελληνικά Α. Σκαλτσογιάννης, Δ. Ζαραγκότας. Εκδόσεις ΕΜΒΡΥΟ. ISBN 978-960-8002-52-4
Additional bibliography for study
P.J. Russel, 2009. i Genetics. Mια μενδελική προσέγγιση. Ακαδημαικές εκδόσεις ΜΠΑΣΔΡΑ & ΣΙΑ Ο.Ε. ISBN 978-960-88412-8-4
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