Learning outcomes of the course unit
At the end of the course students should be able to utilize elements ofquantitative and molecular genetics to cope with the problems ofconservation of biodiversity of crops and officinalis plants.
Introduction to formal genetics. Mendel's laws and deviations from Mendel's laws.
Course contents summary
Basic quantitative genetics. Plant breeding systems. Vegetativepropagation and apomixis. Sexual reproduction. Dioecious and monoeciousplants. Inbreeding.Heterosis. Growth genetic control. Plant geneticbiochemistry. Origin and evolution of crops, centers of origin ofcultivated plants. genetic diversity distribution. Genetic resources.Interspecific hybridization. Spontaneous and induced auto andallo-polyploidy. trisomy, monosmoy and nullisomy. Addition andsubstitution lines. Introduction to GMOs technology.
: Lorenzetti F., Ceccarelli S. e Veronesi F. 1996.Genetica agraria. Patron Editore, Bologna; Scarponi L. Biochimica Agraria 2003 Patron Editore, Bologna
Multiple choice test