MORPHOLOGY AND GENETICS OF DEVELOPMENT
cod. 1004817

Academic year 2021/22
1° year of course - First semester
Professor
CARUBBI Cecilia
Academic discipline
Anatomia umana (BIO/16)
Field
Scienze biomediche
Type of training activity
Basic
14 hours
of face-to-face activities
2 credits
hub: PARMA
course unit
in ITALIAN

Integrated course unit module: BIOSCIENCES

Learning objectives

Knowledge and understanding
The course is designed to give the students the methods for studying the genetical and morphological organization of the human body, with particular attention to the development of the optical system.

Applying knowledge and understanding
the student must recognize the morphological development of the main organs

Making judgements
the student must solve simple case studies

Communication skills
the student must use technically sound terminology

Learning skills
the student must be able to summarize a brief morphological text

Prerequisites

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Course unit content

Genes, genotype and phenotype. The chromosomes: structure and function.
Basic concepts of development: determination and differentiation, development patterns in Metazoa: the Drosophila.
Development of the body patterns: segmentation genes.
Determination of sex.
Genetic control of eye development and evolution of the eye and photoreceptors.

Full programme

Genes, genotype and phenotype. The chromosomes: structure and function.
Basic concepts of development: determination and differentiation, development patterns in Metazoa: the Drosophila.
Development of the body patterns: segmentation genes.
Determination of sex.
Genetic control of eye development and evolution of the eye and photoreceptors.

Bibliography

Lessons' notes.

Suzuki DT, Griffiths AJF, Miller JH, Lewontin RC. Genetica. Principi di Analisi Formale. Zanichelli.

Fuhrmann S. Eye Morphogenesis and Patterning of the Optic Vesicle. Current Topics in Developmental Biology, 2010; Volume 93, pagg. 61-84

Graw J. Eye Development. Current Topics in Developmental Biology, 2010; Volume 90, pagg. 343-386

Teaching methods

Lectures will be held on-site in compliance with safety standards, provided that further instructions on the ongoing health emergency are not implemented. Supporting material will be available on the specific, student-reserved platform (Elly) and will include slide presentations, audio-video aids or video-recording of the lectures.

Assessment methods and criteria

Written examination: multiple choice test
In case of the PERSISTENCE OF THE HEALTH EMERGENCY, the exams will be conducted remotely, structured written test conducted remotely (by Teams and Elly).

Other information

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