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English title:
Agricultural genetics and biodiversity
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Title in native language:
Genetik (AW) und Biodiversität
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Course content:
Day 1: Animal Biodiversity - Zoo Vienna ( Schönbrunn )
Aim: animal biodiversity, preservation of diversity, breeding programs for endangered species in terms of sustainability; locally adapted breeds on the example of cattle, sheep and chicken breeds.

Day 2 (Alternative): Anthropological collection / review of the NHM
Expected previous knowledge:
941.112 "Introduction to Genetics" for Agricultural Sciences
Learning outcomes:
Students gain a deeper insight to the topic "genes and biodiversity", which was discussed as a basis in the introductory lecuter "Introduction to Genetics" for Agricultural Sciences.
Students know after taking part in the 2-3-day field-trip the mechanisms of selection on the basis of examples of people, animals and plants.
The concept of "genetics, biodiversity and sustainability" will be demonstrated and understood by the examples of "animal breed variety" and "plant varieties" and the direct relationship between gene function and training or adaptation of organismic characteristics will be understood.
Exam method:
term paper

Organisation: University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences Vienna

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Teaching period summer semester:
22. Feb 2021 - 30. Sep 2021
Teaching period winter semester:
13. Oct 2020 - 21. Feb 2021