The aim of the course is to provide knowledge on the morphology and genetics of chromosomes, available will be analyzed.the different chromosomal abnormalities and their consequences in animal production. Furthermore the main cytogenetics technology currently.
Expected learning outcomes
Basic knowledge of methodology for the karyological evaluation of the investigated animals. Ability to handle abnormal karyological situations in relation to the needs of the farm. Ability to carry out projects in the field of genetic counselling and genetic selection.
Lesson period: First semester
(In case of multiple editions, please check the period, as it may vary)
Chromosomes: DNA and protein. Morphology of Chromosomes: centromeres. Telomeres, chromosom arms, Euchromatin, Heterochromatin DNA replication and chromosome, karyotype. Mitosis, Meiosis. Chromosome abnormalities: abnormal number and abnormal structure, chromosomes and sex determination. Effects of anomalies on the animal selection. cytogenetic techniques: cell cultures, banding techniques, FISH, array CGH