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300627 SE Plant Genome Evolution: Repetitive DNA (2021S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung


Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").


max. 10 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

First full course : lecture by course leader on 25.03 at 11:00 in BBB

The course will be held DIGITALLY (using BigBlueButton)
Initial meeting (Vorbesprechung) is obligatory.
Other four meetings (blocked if possible) will be dedicated to students presentations of selected papers

Donnerstag 04.03. 12:15 - 13:00 Digital
Donnerstag 18.03. 12:15 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 25.03. 12:15 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 08.04. 12:15 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 15.04. 12:15 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 22.04. 12:15 - 14:00 Digital
Donnerstag 29.04. 12:15 - 14:00 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course offers the students the possibility to get acquainted with modern literature and recent views on repetitive DNA (tandem and dispersed repeat classes and families including mobile genetic elements). These types of DNAs constitute large fractions of plant genomes. The selected papers will focus on types of repetitive DNA, their abundance, variation, as well as hypotheses on their origin, factors stimulating their activity in the genome, mechanisms which enable their successful amplification, existence, and - last but not least - their evolution in the genomes of various organismal groups. Furthermore, the impact of repeats on genome restructuring on all levels of organization and evolution will be discussed, as well as their roles in the genome (selfish junk DNA vs. useful collaborator hypotheses). Students will be able to understand and appreciate different aspects of evolution and role of repetitive DNA in shaping plant genomes, especially in the forthcoming era of genomics. Special emphasis will be given on the application of next generation sequencing to analyze repetitive DNA of complex plant genomes, both diploid and polyploid.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Individual presentation of published papers 70% (10.5 pts)
Active participation in discussions 10% (1.5 pts)
Written report (summary of papers and discussion) 20% (3 pts)
The deadline for written report is 30.05.2020

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements for positive credit: 8 points (15 points total)
Credit Key:
0-7.5 pts: 5
8-9.5 pts: 4
10-11,5 pts: 3
12-13,5: 2
14-15 pts: 1


seminar; reading and understanding of scientific papers; papers' presentation, discussion and critical evaluation of all scientific papers presented


In addition to papers chosen for the presentation students can also read general/review material:
1. Volff J.-N. (ed.) 2005. Retrotransposable elements and genome evolution. Karger, Basel.
2. Ayala F.J., Fitch W.M., and Clegg M.T. (eds) 2000. Variation and evolution in plants and microorganisms: toward a new synthesis 50 years after Stebbins. National Academy of Sciences of the USA.
3. Puertas M.J. & Naranjo T. (eds.) 2005. Plant cytogenetics. Karger, Basel.
4. Birchler J. & Pires C. (eds.) 2010. Advanced in Plant Cytogenetics. Karger, Basel.
5. "Plant Genome Diversity" vol. 1 and 2, Springer 2013
selected papers to present

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis


Letzte Änderung: Fr 14.05.2021 11:28