DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED BIOLOGY
Biologia ambientale e biodiversità
(01/10/2021 - 14/01/2022)
24 lesson hours
Students on this course are required to possess or acquire adequate initial preparation on the following knowledge: General Zoology, Biology.
At the end of the course the student is expected to be able to understand and be able to explain and apply the various concepts taught during the course
Module 2. The course will describe, by means of theoretical lessons and practical laboratory sessions, the application of biochemical (MLEE) and molecular (RFLP, AFLP, rDNA, RAPD, scnDNA, SSR, mtDNA and SNPs) techniques to reveal genetic variability in animal populations. This genetic variability, deduced from DNA and protein polymorphisms, is the basis for different methodologies for the study of taxa at the systematic, population genetics and phylogenetic levels. The combination of different methods to detect variation and the use of appropriate statistical analyses provides an overview of the potentiality of such approaches in different fields of evolutionary and conservation biology.
Lessons and Laboratory practicals
Reccomended or required readings
Material and articles provided during the course
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030