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300627 SE Plant Genome Evolution: Repetitive DNA (2017S)

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

Vorbesprechung: 02.03.2017, 12:00 Uhr, Rennweg 14, ÜR 2

Details

max. 10 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 02.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 09.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 16.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 23.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 30.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 06.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 27.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 04.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 11.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (Fakultätszentrum für Biodiversität) Rennweg 1.OG
Thursday 18.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Übungsraum 2 (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 repetitive DNA (tandemly repeated and dispersed including mobile genetic elements) which constitute large fractions of plant genomes. The selected papers will focus on types of repetitive DNA abundance, variation, hypotheses on their origin, factors stimulating their activity in the genome, mechanisms which enable their successful amplification, existence, and evolution in the genome. Furthermore, their impact on genome restructuring on all levels of organization and evolution will be discussed as well as their role in the genome (selfish junk DNA vs. useful collaborator). 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 on application of next generation sequencing to analyze repetitive DNA pf complex plant genomes, both diploid and polyploid.

Assessment and permitted materials

Individual presentation of published papers 70% (10,5 pts)
Active participation in discussions 20% (3 pts)
Written report (summary of presented papers and discussion) 10% (1.5 pts)
The deadline for written report is 30.05.2017

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

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

Examination topics

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

Reading list

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

Association in the course directory

MEV W-6, MGE III-2, MBO7

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