Course syllabus PHD_A014_N - Genetic and epigenetic heredity (FAaFR - 2020/2021 - post-graduate studies)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Course unit code: PHD_A014_N
Course unit title: Genetic and epigenetic heredity
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Plant Physiology - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Plant Physiology - doctoral (elective), 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 understands the principles of genetics and epigenetics mechanisms of heritability and learn to work independently in the development and application of methods of manifestations of genetic and epigenetic inheritance.
Course contents:
System of genetic and epigenetic inheritance. General and specific mechanisms of control of gene expression in plant cells. DNA methylation. Acetylation of histones in chromatin in the nucleus of plant cells. Epimutations. Epigenetic variability in the context of improving the genetic potential of crops. Relationship between the level of DNA methylation and plant adaptability to conditions of stress.
Recommended or required reading:
Epigenetic mechanisms of gene regulation. RUSSO, V. E. A., MARTINSEN, R. A., RIGGS, A. D. (Eds.) Monograph 32, USA : Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press, 1996, 692 p., ISBN 0-87969-490-4
Plant Epigenetics. Plant and Cell Physiology, vol. 53, 2012, no. 5. ISSN 1471-9053 (online).
Williams, M.E. Epigenetics. Teaching Tools in Plant Biology: Lecture Notes. The Plant Cell (online), 2013, doi/10.1105/tpc.110.tt0110.

Language of instruction: Slovak, English
Výučba aj v anglickom jazyku.
Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 3

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Name of lecturer(s): prof. Ing. Katarína Ražná, PhD. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Last modification:
9. 1. 2020
Supervisor: prof. Ing. Katarína Ražná, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 01/09/2020.

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