300627 SE Plant Genome Evolution: Repetitive DNA (2016S)
- Registration is open from Th 04.02.2016 08:00 to Th 18.02.2016 18:00
- Deregistration possible until Th 31.03.2016 18:00
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Active participation in discussions 20%
Written report (summary of presented papers and discussion) 10%
The deadline for written report is 30.05.2016
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
1. To be able to critically read the literature, to synthesize gained knowledge, to ask relevant questions and plan own experiments
2. To be able to analyze, document, and interpret the data in the context of other available published information.
1. To be able to define different types of repetitive DNA.
2. To be able to define major mechanisms by which the repeats originate, spread and evolve in the genome
3. To be able to define types and processes by which different repeat types participate in plant genome function and define what types of evolutionary changes do they influence in different plant groups (e.g., on the level of genes, chromosomes, and whole genomes)
4. To be able to understand application of next generation sequencing techniques and bioinformatic data analyses of repeats and how these contribute to elucidating the evolution of plant genomes.
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