Genetics and Population Genetics

Type of instruction




Part of degree program


Recommended in

Semester 1

Typically offered in

Autumn semester

Course description
  1. Historical development of the Gene, allelism and DNA polimorphisms, orthology and paralogy

  2. Genetics, Genomics,Biotechnology,Bioinformatics : interconnections

  3. Microbial Genetics and Eucaryotic Genetics Analyses: free passages in complementations, genetic mappings, epistases, mutation, diploidity and partial diploidity

  4. Genetic analyses and Gene cloning : utilizing phage, plasmid, transposon, bacterium and yeast genetics in gene clonings and in functional analyses of cloned genes. Positional (genetic map based) cloning of genes.

  5. The genetic map: mapping via recombinational analyses, in situ mappings on chromosomes ,mapping by cell fusions,X-ray mapping,comparative genetic mapping.

  6. Complementarity and free passages between mapping logics.

  7. Analyses of gene interactions for dissecting obligate gene cascades, complex structures, signalling pathways. Epistasis , Suppression, Yeast Two Hybrid screen, Gene silencing-phenocopy-epistasis analysis

  8. Transgenic organisms and their use in genetic analyses, in applied genetics ( industrial, medical, agricultural)

  9. DNA diagnostics: applications in population and conservational genetics, in historical genetics, in clinical genetics, in plant and animal breeding, in GMO, in microbial industry, etc.

  10. Microevolution : origin, maintaining, inheritance of phenotypic variability in and in between populations. Varieties for inheritances. Interactions between genotypes-phenotypes, phenotypes-enviroment .

  11. Macroevolution: origins, extinction of species and taxons, their ecological interactions, and impacts.

  • Griffiths A., et al.: Introduction to Genetic Analysis, Freeman and Co., New York, 2010, ISBN 9781464100277

  • Alberts, B., Johnson, A., Lewis, J., Raff, M., Roberts, K. and Walter, P.: Molecular Biology of the Cell, Taylor & Francis, 2014, ISBN 9780815344322

  • Darnell, J., Lodish, H. and Baltimore D.: Molecular Cell Biology, W. H. Freeman, 2012, ISBN 9781429234139