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300150 VO Chromosome Biology and Cytogenetics (2016S)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie


Language: German

Examination dates



Beginn: 02.03.2016 (März-April)
Ort: IMBA/HS, Dr.Bohrg.3, 1030 Wien
jew.Mi. 13.00 - 14.30 Uhr
Weitere Infos: http://molekularebiologie.univie.ac.at/


Aims, contents and method of the course

The lecture deals with chromosomes as the carriers of genetic information. The following topics are addressed: The organization of the eukaryotic genome: molecular composition and conformational change of chromosomes in the cell cycle. Mitosis. Meiosis: recombination and segregation as the basis of Mendels laws. Karyosystematics and chromosomal evolution. Human cytogenetics, clinical human cytology, cancer cytogenetics. Chromosomal sex determination. Special cases: Lampbrush chromosomes, polyteny, chromosomes of dinoflagellates, holocentric chromosomes, amitotic nuclear division and their functions and adaptive values.

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Reading list

Association in the course directory

BMG 2, B-BMG 2, BIO I-2, BAN 6,BBO 8, BOE 11,BPB 11,BZO 11,BMB 10

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