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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE
Course unit
GENETIC TRACEABILITY OF FOODSTUFF DERIVING FROM PLANTS AND ANIMALS
MVN1031742, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2019/20

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE
IF0362, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2019/20
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Degree course track BIOTECNOLOGIE PER L'ALIMENTAZIONE [001LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination GENETIC TRACEABILITY OF FOODSTUFF DERIVING FROM PLANTS AND ANIMALS
Website of the academic structure https://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge Teacher in charge not defined yet.
Other lecturers MARTINO CASSANDRO AGR/17
MARGHERITA LUCCHIN AGR/07

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/17 General Techniques for Zoology and Genetic Improvement 2.0
Core courses AGR/07 Agrarian Genetics 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 3.0 24 51.0 No turn
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 4.0 32 68.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The student needs to know the basic aspects of genomics, with particular reference to the analysis of DNA polymorphisms using molecular markers.
Target skills and knowledge: Students will acquire both theoretical knowledge and technical expertise on applied genomics for the implementation of molecular tools useful for marker-assisted selection and diagnostic assays useful for the genetic identification of species, plant varieties and animal breeds, including the traceability and genetic authentication of their food products and derivatives by means of DNA genotyping and DNA barcoding.
Examination methods: To be defined
Assessment criteria: The student will be evaluated on the basis of theoretical knowledge on structural analysis of genomic DNA, and the ability to use this knowledge to implement diagnostic assays aimed at the genetic traceability of agro-food products of animal and plant origin.
Course unit contents: Genomics applied to marker-assisted selection (MAS) for the breeding of crop species. Genetic-molecular identification of species and populations by DNA profiling with RFLP and PCR-derived markers (SSR), and cpDNA and mtDNA barcoding; determination of genetic diversity, similarity and identity statistics, genetic differentiation and gene flow, genetic distance parameters, estimates of homozygosity and heterozygosity useful for the genetic characterization and identification of plant landraces and cultivars (hybrids, pure lines, and clones), and animal races and breeds; implementation of molecular diagnostic assays for the genetic traceability of agri-food products by means of DNA fingerprinting, SSR genotyping and SNP haplotyping.
Genetically modified organisms (GMO). Methods of genetic transformation of plants and animals. Analysis of GMOs and traceability of their food derivatives by using Real-Time PCR assays. Legal aspects related to the production of GM plants and animals, and to the commercialization of GMO-derived products.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: The course includes lectures in the classroom and practice in the laboratory for a total of 48 hours, with the focus on specific case-studies.
Additional notes about suggested reading: The materials used for theoretical lessons and practical case studies (pdf files of presentations) will be made available for students through the Moodle platform of the School at https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)