Universität Wien FIND

300259 PP DNA Barcoding - a new approach to species identification in ecology and biodiversity research (2017S)

10.00 ECTS (6.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 12 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Vorbesprechung: 01.03.2016; 15-16 Uhr, ÜR 1, Rennweg 14

Termine:
Montags-Freitags, 9:00-17:00
20.3.2017 - 31.03.20017,
Rennweg 14, ÜR 1

Wednesday 01.03. 15:00 - 16:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 20.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 21.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 22.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 23.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 24.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Monday 27.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 28.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Wednesday 29.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 30.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Friday 31.03. 09:00 - 17:00 Übungsraum 1 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course is an introduction to the generation and analysis of DNA sequences for the identification of animals. The participants learn all steps from DNA extraction via PCR to the final sequencing of their samples. They also acquire the knowledge to identify their sequences to species level by comparisons with gene databases. The course offers an overview of the multitude of possible applications of DNA barcoding in ecological and biodiversity research as well as its limits and pitfalls.

Assessment and permitted materials

Compulsory attendance. Assessment of performance: class participation, final presentation and written protocol.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

class participation, final presentation and written protocol.

Examination topics

generation and analysis of DNA sequences for the identification of animals, DNA extraction via PCR to the final sequencing , comparison with gene databases

Reading list

Paul D. N. Hebert, Alina Cywinska, Shelley L. Ball, Jeremy R. de Waard (2003): Biological identifications through DNA barcodes. Proceedings of the Royal Society London Series B 270, 313–321.

Alice Valentini, Francois Pompanon, Pierre Taberlet (2009): DNA barcoding for ecologists. Trends in Ecology & Evolution 24(2): 110-117.

Fupert A. Collins, Robert H. Cruickshank (2013). The seven deadly sins of DNA barcoding. Molecular Ecology Resources 13(6), 969–975.

Association in the course directory

BOE 12, BOE 13, BZO 12, BZO 13, BMG 11, BMB 11, B-BOE 12, B-BOE 13, B-BZO 12, B-BZO 13, B-BMG 12A, MZO 2, B-BMB 11 A

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