Cytogenetic of livestock

A.Y. 2020/2021
4
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/17
Language
English
Learning objectives
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.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Responsible
Lesson period
First semester
The course will be held in the presence, in compliance with current legislation.
Course syllabus
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
Prerequisites for admission
animal genetics exam
Teaching methods
Frontal lessons + exercises
Teaching Resources
Notes available on the ARIEL website
Assessment methods and Criteria
Oral examination
AGR/17 - LIVESTOCK SYSTEMS, ANIMAL BREEDING AND GENETICS - University credits: 4
Laboratories: 32 hours
Lessons: 16 hours
Professor: Parma Pietro
Professor(s)
Reception:
by appointment
Agricultural and Environmental Sciences - Production, Landscape, Agroenergy, Building 6