Corsi di Laurea Corsi di Laurea Magistrale Corsi di Laurea Magistrale
a Ciclo Unico
Scuola di Agraria e Medicina Veterinaria
ANIMAL CARE - TUTELA DEL BENESSERE ANIMALE
Insegnamento
GENERAL BIOLOGY (MOD. A)
AVP7077485, A.A. 2017/18

Informazioni valide per gli studenti immatricolati nell'A.A. 2017/18

Principali informazioni sull'insegnamento
Corso di studio Corso di laurea in
ANIMAL CARE - TUTELA DEL BENESSERE ANIMALE
AV2378, ordinamento 2017/18, A.A. 2017/18
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Curriculum Percorso Comune
Crediti formativi 6.0
Tipo di valutazione Voto
Denominazione inglese GENERAL BIOLOGY (MOD. A)
Sito della struttura didattica http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Dipartimento di riferimento Dipartimento di Biomedicina Comparata e Alimentazione (BCA)
Obbligo di frequenza No
Lingua di erogazione INGLESE
Sede LEGNARO (PD)
Corso singolo È possibile iscriversi all'insegnamento come corso singolo
Corso a libera scelta È possibile utilizzare l'insegnamento come corso a libera scelta

Docenti
Responsabile ENRICO MASSIMILIANO NEGRISOLO BIO/05

Corso integrato di appartenenza
Codice Insegnamento Responsabile
AVP7077484 ANIMAL BIOLOGY AND GENETICS (C.I) ENRICO MASSIMILIANO NEGRISOLO

Dettaglio crediti formativi
Tipologia Ambito Disciplinare Settore Scientifico-Disciplinare Crediti
BASE Discipline biologiche BIO/05 6.0

Modalità di erogazione
Periodo di erogazione Secondo semestre
Anno di corso I Anno
Modalità di erogazione frontale

Organizzazione della didattica
Tipo ore Crediti Ore di
Corso
Ore Studio
Individuale
Turni
ESERCITAZIONE 1.0 8 17.0 Nessun turno
LEZIONE 5.0 40 85.0 Nessun turno

Calendario
Inizio attività didattiche 26/02/2018
Fine attività didattiche 01/06/2018

Syllabus

Caratteristiche comuni al Corso Integrato

Prerequisiti: Students are required to have basic knowledge of biology. Required foundation courses: none
Conoscenze e abilita' da acquisire: Learn the concepts of general biology and genetics necessary for the understanding of topics related to the management of animal genetic resources.
Acquire the capability to recognize the major animal groups, and understand the evolutionary processes that generated the current diversity of phyla. Acquire knowledge on control of inbreeding and preservation of genetic variability in small groups of animals.
Modalita' di esame: Written examination
Criteri di valutazione: The student will be evaluated on the basis of the acquired knowledge in relation to its ability to use and present the concepts and topics learned during the course.

Caratteristiche proprie del modulo

Contenuti: DNA structure: the DNA as material containing the genetic information, the double helix model, mechanisms of replication. Genes, chromosomes and Genomes.
Cell cycle: chromosomic theory of heredity, cell division, mitosis, meiosis, genetic recombination, crossing-over.
Mendelian genetics: definition of relation between genotype and phenotype, homozygosis/heterozygosis. Mendel (balanced segregation and independent assortment of characters). Extensions of Mendelian analysis: reaction norm, phenotypic plasticity, penetrance and expressivity, multiple allelism, epistasis and pleiotropy. Genetic association: deviations from Mendelian segregation, physic association between two (or more) characters (genes), distance between character located on the same chromosome, recombinant phenotypes and calculation of map distance between associated genes. Genealogical trees: symbols of genealogical trees and their creation, analysis of a genealogical tree to evaluate the mode of transmission of a character (dominant or recessive), mode of transmission of sex-linked characters (X-linked).
Evolutionary forces: mutation, migration, natural selection and genetic drift, balanced polymorphism.
Evolution and Systematic. Speciation: species concepts, models of speciation (sympatric, parapatric, allopatric). Reproductive strategies.
Phylogenetic reconstruction and biological classification: concept of homology and analogy, phylogenetic analysis to identify the relationships among taxa on morphological and molecular bases. Molecular identification of species.
Systematic and evolution of animal phyla with particular focus on: Porifera, Cnidaria, Platyhelminthes, Nematoda, Acanthocephala, Annelida, Mollusca, Artrhopoda, Echinodermata, Chordata.

Laboratory: Dissection of animals. Identification of animal species by the use of dichotomous keys.
Attivita' di apprendimento previste e metodologie di insegnamento: The course includes 40 hours of lectures and 8 hour of laboratory activities. During the practical activities, the students will learn how to identify animal species (particularly invertebrate) using taxonomic keys. They will improve their morphogical/anatomical knowledge of invertebrate species through dissection of specimens.
Eventuali indicazioni sui materiali di studio: A list of optional supplementary readings is made available on Moodle platform (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/).

The material used for lessons (powerpoint slides) is made available on the Moodle platform (https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/).

Office hours: daily by appointment with the teacher.
Testi di riferimento:
  • Solomon, et al., Biology, 10th edition.. --: CENGAGE LEARNING, 2014.
  • Hickman et al., Integrated Principles of Zoology. 16th edition. --: Mcgraw-Hill, 2015. Cerca nel catalogo