Study programmes / B-PPR Plant Protection / Genetics F
Course code:GENF
Course title in language of instruction:Genetika F
Course title in Czech:Genetika F
Course title in English:Genetics F
Mode of completion and number of credits:Exam (5 credits)
(1 ECTS credit = 28 hours of workload)
Mode of delivery/Timetabled classes:full-time, 2/2
(full-time, hours of lectures per week / hours of seminars per week)
Language of instruction:Czech
Level of course:bachelor
Semester:SS 2018/2019 - FA
Name of lecturer:Ing. Marie Grulichová (instructor)
Ing. Peter Mendel (instructor)
doc. Ing. Tomáš Vyhnánek, Ph.D. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, supervisor)
Aims of the course:Gain of information about principles heredity and variability (specially for plants and procaryont). Teoretical and practiocal information for assessment of heritability of selected characteristics. Evaluation of efects of genotype and variability of environment. Skilled at utilizing and processing information. Ability to solve problems.
Course contents:
1.Introduction to study of genetics. (allowance 2/2)
2.Molecular genetics I. (allowance 2/2)
3.Molecular genetics II. (allowance 2/2)
4.Cytogenetics I. (allowance 2/2)
5.Cytogenetics II. (allowance 2/2)
6.Heredity at the organism level I. (allowance 2/2)
7.Heredity at the organism level II. (allowance 2/2)
8.Linkage of genes. (allowance 2/2)
9.Heredity and sex. (allowance 2/2)
10.Gene, chromosome and genome mutations. (allowance 2/2)
11.Quantitative traits. (allowance 2/2)
12.Genotype and phenotype structure of population. (allowance 2/2)

Learning outcomes and competences:
Generic competences:
-ability to solve problems
-basic computing skills
-science and research skills
-skilled at utilizing and processing information

Specific competences:
-Ability to determine genetic and non-genetic components of variability
-Genetics application in plant breeding for yield, quality and resistance to pest and pathogens
-Knowledge of the environmental effect on genetic information
-Knowledge of the molecular principles of heredity
-Skills of utilization and application of basic molecular genetic methods

Type of course unit:required
Year of study:Not applicable - the subject could be chosen at anytime during the course of the programme.
Work placement:There is no compulsory work placement in the course unit.
Recommended study modules:none
Assessment methods:The course is finished with written exam (30 min.) with min. 10 points from 17 points (60% of total mark) and oral exam (40% of total mark). Points from these parts are compulsory for final exam participation.
Written tests -- 10 written tests will be during the course. Maximum points for each test is 1, so maximal total receive points could be 10. For credit is necessary to have at least 6 points. Test will be written from 3rd to 12th week of the semester. Participation on the written tests and exercises at aforementioned weeks is compulsory.
Learning activities and study load (hours of study load)
Type of teaching methodDaily attendance
Direct teaching
     lecture24 h
     practice24 h
     consultation14 h
     preparation for exam50 h
     preparation for regular testing28 h
Total140 h

Basic reading list
  • BEDNÁŘ, J. -- KUCIEL, J. -- VYHNÁNEK, T. Genetika. 1st ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2005. 148 p. ISBN 80-7157-862-2.
  • VYHNÁNEK, T. -- JEŽÍŠKOVÁ, I. Genetika : (úkoly do cvičení pro GENF). 2nd ed. Brno: Mendelova zemědělská a lesnická univerzita v Brně, 2005. 79 p. ISBN 978-80-7157-898-7.
  • SNUSTAD, D P. -- SIMMONS, M J. -- MATALOVÁ, A. -- RELICHOVÁ, J. -- MENDEL, J G. et al. Genetika. 1st ed. Brno: Masarykova univerzita, 2009. 871 p. ISBN 978-80-210-4852-2.
Recommended reading list
  • HRAŠKA, Š. Genetika rastlín. Bratislava: Príroda, 1990.
  • NEČAS, A K. Obecná biologie pro lékařské fakulty. Jinočany: H&H, 2000.
  • KOLEKTIV AUTORŮ, -. Genetika obecná. Praha: Skriptum ČZU, 1995.
  • ROSYPAL, S. Úvod do molekulární biologie. I-III. díl. -: Prof. RNDr. Stanislav Rosypal, DrSc., 2000.
  • RUSSELL, P J. iGenetics. San Francisco: Benjamin Cummings, 2002.
  • WEAWER, R F. -- HEDRICK, P W., Genetics. WCB Publishers, 1997.