Course Information
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID420001078

Class Information
Academic Year2021 – 2022
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
Course Type 2011-2015
General Foundation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: 1) Recognize the role of genes and importance of genetic material (DNA), the meaning of inheritance and the importance of cytological phenomena (Mitosis, Meiosis) and chromosome mapping. 2) Obtain knowledge of gene expression and analyse the phenomena of self incompatibility, male sterility, aneyploidy, polyploidy and maternal heritability and their expression in plant evolution, breeding and ecology. 3) Be familiar with the principles of Mendelian genetics to solve exercises and problems and obtain knowledge on a wide range of techniques and applications of modern genetics. 3) Develop critical thoughts and skills for exploiting the new techniques and applications of Genetics, in Agricultural science.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Demonstrate social, professional and ethical commitment and sensitivity to gender issues
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
An introduction to Genetics. The knowledge on genome, genes and Mendelian inheritance. Recognizion with the genetic code and gene expression. Genotype x Environment interaction. Base of crhomosome' s inheritance, alleles and cell divisions. Mitosis and Meiosis. Similarities, differences and biological meaning of Mitosis and Meiosis. The role of gametogenesis & consequences of recombination. Cytoplasmic inheritance. Mutations and cromosome reareangements. Mutagenesis and consequences in organisms. DNA sequencing of plant and human genomes. An introduction into quantitative genetics. Applications of Genetics in Agricultural science.
genome, genes, Mendelian Inheritance, chromosomes, mutations, Linkage, Chromosome Mapping, Quantitative Genetics
Educational Material Types
  • 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
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Laboratory Work15
Written assigments10
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Problem Solving (Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
i- Genetics : Μια Μενδελική προσέγγιση (Επίτομο) (Κωδικός Εύδοξος: 33133214)
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