Universität Wien FIND

300337 SE Trends in plant genome evolution: Polyploidy (2019W)

2.00 ECTS (1.00 SWS), SPL 30 - Biologie
Continuous assessment of course work

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Details

max. 10 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

VB: 01.10.2019 11:00; the seminar will be blocked in the second part of the semester (from 26.11 on) in a few meetings (4-5) agreed upon during the first meeting.

Tuesday 01.10. 12:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 10.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 17.12. 11:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 07.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 14.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Tuesday 21.01. 11:00 - 13:00 Übungsraum 3 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course offers the students the possibility to get acquainted with modern literature and recent views on types, rate and mechanisms of polyploid formation as well as genome restructuring accompanying and following polyploidisation. The published materials that will be discussed during this course will focus mostly on incidence and mechanisms leading to polyploidisation as well as on important processes operating on the level of gene, chromosome and genome in different time points after polyploidisation. The course shall help the students to understand and appreciate different aspects of genome evolution and their role in plant evolution by providing in depth modern view of polyploidy in plants.

Assessment and permitted materials

ENGLISH
oral paper presentations during the course (70%): two or three papers to present per student depending on the number of participants; active discussions during presentations (10%) and written protocol - overview and opinion paper (20%); Min 50% for positive grade

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Aims:
- to learn and understand the processes leading to polyploid formation and establishment.
- to discuss the evolution of polyploid genomes, with special emphasis on the repetitive DNA, and chromosomal rearrangements
- to understand the role and importance of polyploids in plant diversification and speciation
- to get acquainted with the use of state-of-the-art next generation sequening to analyse the plant polyploid genomes and to compare their evolution with diploid progenitors

Examination topics

ENGLISH
presentations and discussions

Reading list

a wide selection of recent and relevant published research articles and reviews (provided at the beginning of the course)

Association in the course directory

MBO 7, MES5, MGE III-2

Last modified: We 04.09.2019 08:48