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Code: 40327
ECTS: 7.0
Lecturers in charge: prof. dr. sc. Vlatka Zoldoš - Lectures
prof. dr. sc. Mirjana Pavlica - Lectures
Lecturers: dr. sc. Mirjana Pavlica - Seminar

dr. sc. Kristina Majsec - Practicum
Karlo Miškec, mag. biol. mol. - Practicum
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English level:


All teaching activities will be held in Croatian. However, foreign students in mixed groups will have the opportunity to attend additional office hours with the lecturer and teaching assistants in English to help master the course materials. Additionally, the lecturer will refer foreign students to the corresponding literature in English, as well as give them the possibility of taking the associated exams in English.

1. komponenta

Lecture typeTotal
Lectures 30
Practicum 45
Seminar 15
* Load is given in academic hour (1 academic hour = 45 minutes)
To learn basic rules of inheritance in cells, individuals and populations; to understand the molecular mechanisms by which genes control growth, development and appearance of an organism.

1. To gain knowledge on the rules of inheritance in cells, individuals and populations.
2. To understand molecular mechanisms by which genes control growth, development and appearance of an organism.
3. To be able to integrate knowledge of inheritance from the biochemistry of the genetic material to inheritance patterns and horizontal and vertical transfer of genes in the population
4. To explain how mutations affect survival and evolution of species
5. To explain the importance of cloning and genetic manipulation
6. To analyse and solve genetic problems

1. Science of genetics: basic concept; areas of genetics, genetic discoveries. Mendelism and The Chromosomal Theory; rules of inheritance. Allelic interactions: dominance, incomplete dominance and codominance. 2. Genotyping interactions: epistasis. One Gene One Enzyme Hypothesis; Multiple alleles. 3. Sex determination; sex linkage; dosage compensation: Lyon hypothesis. 4. Linkage and mapping in eukaryotes. 5. Cytogenetics: variation in chromosome number. Mechanism and consequences. 6. Variation in chromosomal structure. Mechanism and consequences. 7. Molecular genetics: chemistry of the gene; gene expression: transcription and translation in prokaryotes and eukaryotes. 8. Gene mutations; mutation rates; point mutations, detection; DNA repair. Spontaneous and induced mutagenesis. 9. Linkage and mapping in prokaryotes and bacterial viruses. 10. Gene expression: control in prokaryotes. 11. The eukaryotic chromosome. 12. Gene expression: control in eukaryotes. 13. Nonmendelian inheritance. 14. Quantitative and Evolutionary genetics. Population genetics.15. Recombinant DNA technology.

Include practical work in some topics with developing competences for solving and analysing genetic problems.

Laws of inheritance
Linkage in eukaryotes
Fruit fly
Multiple alleles
Sex linkage
Genetics of microorganisms
Human karyotype
Gene expression
Population genetics
Cytoplasmic inheritance

1. Application of gained knowledge in solving genetic problems.
2. Student's oral and written presentations of chosen scientific genetic theme; the goal is to evaluate students in critical and analytical thinking and their competence for clear presentation of the chosen topic.
  1. Pavlica M. Mrežni udbenik iz Genetike 2012
  2. Tamarin, R.H., 1999.: Principles of genetics, VCB Publishers, Oxford.
  3. Hartwell L.H. i sur. 2004.: Genetics from genes to genomes, McGraw Hill Companies Inc., New York.
  4. Copper, G.M., Hausman R.E. 2004.: Stanica Molekularni pristup (ur. Hrvatskog izdanja G. Lauc), Medicinska naklada, Zagreb
  5. Predavanja i protokoli vježbi na web stranici www.biol.pmf.hr
  6. Klug S.N. i sur.: Concepts of Genetics
  7. Brooker J.R.: Genetics - analysis and principles
Prerequisit for:
Enrollment :
Passed : Cell and Molecular Biology
3. semester
Mandatory course - Mandatory studij - Biology
Consultations schedule: