Course syllabus PHD_A021_N - Genetics of crops (FAaFR - 2019/2020 - post-graduate studies)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code:
Course unit title:
Genetics of crops
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Plant Physiology - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Plant Physiology - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Special Plant Production - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Special Plant Production - doctoral (optional), 1. year
Level of study:
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods :
The term grade will consist of project preparation and presentation (30 points) and end-of-term examination (70 points).Grading scale: letter grade A requires minimum 93 points, letter grade B requires minimum 86 points, letter grade C requires minimum 79 points, letter grade D requires minimum 72 points, letter grade E requires minimum 64 points.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
After completion of the subject the student is able to apply knowledge of genetics of individual crop plants and creatively develop genetic methods in specific areas of plant genetics.
Course contents:
Genome structure of plants. Variations in chromosome numbers in plants. Linkage maps – classical and molecular. Genetic and epigenetic conditionality of the features and properties. Quantitative traits of plants. Origins of agriculture crops. Germplasm collection of plant.
Recommended or required reading:
ACQUAAH, G.: Principles of Plant genetics and Breeding. Second Edition. John Wiley&Sons, Ltd. 2012. 740 p. ISBN 978-0-470-66475-9
HRAŠKA, Š. et al.: Špeciálna genetika poľnohospodárskych rastlín. Bratislava : Príroda. 1989. 211 s. ISBN. 80-07-00022-4
CHRISPEELS, M.J. - SADAVA, D. E.: Plants, Genes, and Crop Biotechnology. Second Edition. Jones & Bartlett Publishers. 2003. 567 p. ISBN 0763715867
NESS, B.D. (Ed.): Encyclopedia of Genetics. Salem Press Revised edition. 2004. 863 p. ISBN 1587651491

Language of instruction: Slovak
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 3

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Name of lecturer(s):
prof. Ing. Katarína Ražná, PhD. (lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification: 1. 3. 2019
prof. Ing. Katarína Ražná, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 03/01/2019.

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