PřF:S2010 Developmental biology - Course Information

S2010 Developmental biology

Faculty of Science
spring 2018
Extent and Intensity
2/0. 2 credit(s) (plus extra credits for completion). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. RNDr. Jan Hejátko, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. RNDr. Jiří Fajkus, CSc.
National Centre for Biomolecular Research - Faculty of Science
Contact Person: doc. RNDr. Jan Hejátko, Ph.D.
Supplier department: National Centre for Biomolecular Research - Faculty of Science
Fri 11:00–12:50 A2-211
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
At the end of the course, the student should understand the basic principles of development of selected model organisms, animals and plants. Student will be able to identify basic differences and common developmental principles of organisms and (s)he will be able to demonstrate them on the basic developmental processes of insects, amphibians, mammals and plants. Student will get an overview about the developmental mechanisms at the organism, cell and particularly molecular levels.
  • 1. Lesson: Overview of development, repetitorium of basic terms, gametogenesis, fertilization and lineage tracing.
  • 2. Lesson: Oogenesis and early development of Drosophila.
  • 3. Lesson: Early development of amphibians and amniotes.
  • 4. Lesson: Vertebrate organogenesis, development of ectodermal structures.
  • 5. Lesson: Vertebrate organogenesis, development of mesodermal and endodermal structures.
  • 6. Lesson: Plant reproduction, changing of generations, initiation of flowering, flower development, gametogenesis, fertilization.
  • 7. Lesson: Embryogenesis of seed plants
  • 8. Lesson: Postembryonic de novo organogenesis in plants, concept of meristems. Shoot development, SAM, phyllotaxis. Root development, RAM, lateral root formation. Shoot and root vascular tissue development. Hormonal interactions in the de novo organogenesis in plants.
  • 9. Lesson: Morphogenesis in animals, cellular associations, environment and behaviors, tissue interactions and morphogenesis. Morphogenesis in plants, leaf development, role of auxin distribution and its interaction with CK in the morphogenesis in plants
  • 10. Lesson: Regulation of gene expression. The levels of regulation of gene expression in development of animals and plants, RNA interference.
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Study Materials
The course is taught annually.
The course is also listed under the following terms Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Spring 2019.
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