Reproductive strategies

A.Y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
BIO/01 BIO/05 BIO/06
Language
Italian
Learning objectives
Il corso ha come obiettivo lo studio dei meccanismi riproduttivi degli organismi superiori sia animali che vegetali.
Expected learning outcomes
Undefined
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

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Course syllabus
Plant reproduction
The course will be focused on the male and female reproductive organ development. In particular, the formation of the gametophytes and gametes in Angiosperm will be studied.
Furthermore the fertilization process will be studied at cellular and molecular level.
The reproductive strategy adapted by Angiosperm to avoid self fertilization will be presented and discussed.
Finally alternative reproductive strategies such as apomixes and vegetative reproduction will be discussed

Animal reproduction
Sexual and asexual reproduction in animals: advantages and drawbacks. Alternative reproductive strategies: parthenogenesis, hybridogenesis, unisexual species, meta-sexual reproduction. Evolution without mating.
Environmental and genetic sex determination.
Complex life cycles and breeding strategies. Evolution of sterile workers in eusocial species. Evolutionary processes beyond the complex life cycles: larval stages, paedomorphosis, transition from indirect to direct development in vertebrates.
Oviparity and viviparity. Transition from oviparity to viviparity in vertebrates. Evolution of viviparity in mammals.
BIO/01 - GENERAL BOTANY
BIO/05 - ZOOLOGY
BIO/06 - COMPARATIVE ANATOMY AND CYTOLOGY
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor(s)
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