BAN 603 – Phylogenetic Systematics  (4-0) I. Credits: 4

Theory and history of biological systematics. Phylogenetic classification applied to biology. Preliminaries: data collection and construction of matrices. Cladistic analysis: construction of cladograms. Indices, consensus and other ancillary tools. Use of programs for phylogenetic analysis.

BAN 604 – Systematic Review of Studies in Animal Models (3-0) II. Credits: 3

Procedural steps for the development of systematic reviews. Delimitation of the object, proposition and hypothesis of investigation. Manipulation of databases and retrieval of scientific articles. Method of screening scientific articles and eligibility. Analysis of data and evaluation analysis to risk of bias for studies animals. Synthesis of knowledge, research summary and graphical representation of the data. Formal presentation of the systematic review.

BAN 606 – Neotropical Ichthyology (2-2) I. Credits: 4

History of ichthyology. Systematics. Form and structure. Evolution. Major current groups. Ecology and biogeography. Neotropical fish.

BAN 607 – Neotropical Herpetology (2-2) II. Credits: 4

Introduction: History of herpetology. Origin and evolution of amphibians and reptiles. Biological structures and functions in amphibians and reptiles. Natural history of amphibians and reptiles. Geographic distribution. Diversity, taxonomy and phylogeny. Conservation and management of amphibians and reptiles.

BAN 608 – Neotropical Ornithology (2-2) II. Credits: 4

Origin and evolution of birds in the world and neotropical region. Taxonomy and distribution of neotropical birds. Main methods of bird sampling. Natural history. Migrations. Ecological associations in neotropical birds. Bioacoustics of neotropical birds. Conservation of neotropical birds.

BAN 609 – Neotropical Mastozoology (2-2) II. Credits: 4

Origin and adaptive irradiation of neotropical mammals. Ecology of mammals with emphasis on neotropical groups. Morphological adaptations and zoogeography. Techniques working in the field for capture and observation. Classification of recent species. Conservation and management of endangered species. The value and potential use of mastozoological collections

BAN 610 – Basic Hystology (2-2) I. Credits: 4

Epithelial tissues. Connective tissue itself. Adipose tissue. Cartilaginous tissue. Bone tissue. Blood tissue. Myeloid tissue. Muscle tissues. Nervous tissue.

BAN 612 – Animal Morphometry (4-0) III. Credits: 4

Concepts about morphometry. Evolution of form. Traditional morphometry vs. Geometric. Quantitative analysis of the form. Introduction to comparative phylogenetic methods. Examples of application of methods using zoological data.

BAN 613 – Behavioral Ecology (4-0) II. Credits: 4

Ethology. Sensory systems and behavior. Adaptive value of behavior. Sexual selection, sexual conflict and genetics. Parental care and mating systems. Territoriality and agonistic behavior. Communication systems. Group life. Societies. Selfishness, altruism, cooperation, and helping behavior. Behavior of insects. Mind and consciousness in humans and nonhumans. Studies in behavioral ecology and implications in conservation biology.

BAN 616 – Physiology of Tropical Fish (4-0) I. Credits: 4

Concepts, definitions and bibliography. Thermoregulation. Food and digestion. Growth. Breath. Circulation. Osmoregulation. Nitrogen balance. Reproduction. Immune system. Stress and resistance to diseases.

BAN 618 – Phylogeny and Hormonal Evolution in Vertebrates (4-0) II. Credits: 4

Introduction to phylogeny and hormonal evolution in vertebrates. Organization of the endocrine glands in the various classes of the Subphylum vertebrata. Thyroid gland – evolution. Adrenal gland – evolution. Pancreatic islets – evolution. Pineal gland. Gonads. Secondary endocrine organs in vertebrate. Reproduction in mammals. Metaformose in Amphibians. The endocrine system and the environment. Evolution of the endocrine system. Analysis of recent articles in the field of comparative endocrinology of vertebrates.

BAN 626 – Physiology of Digestion Applied to Fish Nutrition (3-1) II. Credits: 4

Physiology of the fish digestive tract. Chemoreception in fish. Energetic and protein metabolism in fish. Nutritional physiological disturbances in fish. Energy and protein requirements for growing fish. Formulation of experimental diets for fish.

BAN 630 – General Pathology (2-2) I. Credits: 4

History of pathology. Basic concepts in general pathology. Causes of injury and diseases and general mechanisms of action of aggressive agents. Mechanisms of defense. Adaptive processes. Primary pathological processes. Necroses. Pigments and pathological calcifications. Hemodynamic disturbances and body fluids.

BAN 654 – Animal Ecology (2-2) I. Credits: 3

Ecology and evolution. Environmental conditions and local and regional resources. Demographic techniques and life tables. Population growth. Intra-specific competition. Inter-specific competition. Predation. Population regulation. Life’s history. Spatial dynamics of populations. Structure of communities. Regulation and stability of communities.

BAN 704 – Molecular Sistematics (2-2) II. Credits: 4

Introduction to molecular systematics. Molecular techniques. The DNA polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Fragment analysis. Sequencing. Analysis of the infra and interspecific variation. Phylogenetic inference. Applications of molecular systematics.

BAN 778 – Internship in Teaching III  (0-3) I e II. Credits: 3

This course aims to provide postgraduate students with teaching experience by planning, preparing and teaching theoretical and practical classes at the undergraduate level of the Department of Animal Biology under the supervision and supervision of the teacher of the respective discipline of graduation.

BAN 790 – Special Topics in Animal Biology I(1 – 0) I, II e III. Credits: 1

Discipline of non-regular offering, taught by visiting professors or from the Institution itself, concentrated or not. Variable content covering important topics for the overall student training, not addressed in the regular subjects offered at UFV.

BAN 793 – Special Topics in Animal Biology ( – ) I, II e III. Credits: 3

Discipline of non-regular offering, taught by visiting professors or from the Institution itself, concentrated or not. Variable content covering important topics for the overall student training, not addressed in the regular subjects offered at UFV.

BAN 794 – Special Problems I (1 – 0 ) I, II e III. Credits: 1

It aims to offer the student the opportunity to study topics of his interest related to the specific area of research and judged of importance for his training.

BAN 796 – Special Problems  ( – ) I, II e III. Credits: 3

It aims to offer the student the opportunity to study topics of his interest related to the specific area of research and judged of importance for his training.

BAN 798 – Seminary in Animal Biology (1-0) I e II. Credits: 1

BAN 799 – Search. Credits: 0

BIO 623 – Digestive System Histophysiology (2-2) I. Credits: 4

Oral cavity. Digestive tube. Morphology and functions of the segments of the digestive tract. Immunobiology of the digestive tract. Enteroendocrine cells. Muscle motility in the digestive tract. Salivary glands. Exocrine pancreas. Liver. Gallbladder.

BIO 624 – Comparative Spermatogenesis (3-2) II. Credits: 4

Testicular structure and morphofunctional organization of testicles. Testis and spermatogenesis in invertebrates. Testis and spermatogenesis in fish. Testicle and spermatogenesis in amphibians. Testis and spermatogenesis in reptiles. Testis and spermatogenesis in birds.

BIO 626 – Histophysiology of Female Reproductive System of Mammals (2-2) I. Credits: 4

Sexual differentiation and formation of the female reproductive tract. Morphophysiological changes of the tubar and endometrial epithelium during the reproductive cycle. Folliculogenesis and ovulation. Corpus luteum. Morphometric analyzes.

BIO 640 – Genetics (4-0) I. Credits: 4

Classical genetics. Inheritance patterns. Genetic markers and mappings. Gene at the molecular level. Gene in action. Organization of the genome. The dynamic genome. Extra-nuclear inheritance. Topics of current genetics.

BIO 730 – Ecology of Population (3-2) II. Credits: 4

Life history in an evolutionary context. Population dynamics. Demography applied. Populations distributed in space. Metapopulation Theory.

BIO 741 – Organic Evolution (3-0) II. Credits: 3

The development of evolutionary thinking. Ecology and evolution. The genetic material and the origin of the variability. Genetics of populations. Speciation. Origin and evolution of large groups.

BIO 743 – Cytogenetics of Insects (2-4) II. Credits: 6

General aspects related to cytogenetics of insects. Chromosomes and their structure. Meiotic processes. Reproduction patterns and sex determination systems. Evolution of the number and shape of chromosomes. Chromosomal polymorphisms.

CBI 710 – Karyotypic Evolution in Neotropical Fishes (4-0) I. Odd years. Credits: 4

Introduction to the study of chromosomes. Structure and function of nucleic acids. Cell Cycle and chromosomal alterations. Cytogenetics of fish. Heterochromatin. Organizing regions of nuclei. FISH (fluorescence in situ hybridization). Chromosomes B. Sex chromosomal systems. Chromosomal polymorphisms. Role of chromosome studies in cytotaxonomy, evolution and conservation of biodiversity.

CBI 750 – Ecological Genetics (4-0) I. Even years. Credits: 4

Introduction to ecological genetics. Molecular identification. Phylogeography. Genetics of Conservation. Genetically modified organisms and ecology. Genomic ecology.

ENF 685 – Environmental Impact Assessment (2-2) II. Credits: 3

Introduction. National legislation relevant to the assessment of environmental impacts. The environmental impact study (EIA) and its environmental impact report (RIMA). Basic concepts in environmental impact assessment. Methods of evaluation of environmental impacts. Qualitative and quantitative classification of environmental impacts. Profile of the team preparing an environmental impact study. Stages of the preparation and approval of an environmental impact study. Responsibility of key social actors.

ENF 686 – Environmental Management Systems (2-2) II. Credits: 4

The Context of the environmental issue. The tool of systemic thinking. Corporate environmentalism. The environmental management system. The institutional vision of environmental programs. Organizational culture. Planning and execution of environmental programs and projects.

ENF 689 – Wildlife Management Topics (3-0) I. Credits: 3

Introduction. Habitat and Wildlife. Habitat Assessment Models. Wildlife Survey. Wildlife Management Techniques.

ENT 601 – Nature of Research and Post-Graduation (3-0) I. Credits: 3

The postgraduate and its peculiarities. The nature of scientific research. The scientific method. Formulation of scientific hypotheses. Structuring problems in scientific and technological research. Structuring the research project. Research funding: Use of FINANCE. Communication in science. Techniques and standards for the writing of scientific articles.

ENT 666 – Practical Taxonomy of Insects (0-12) I. Credits: 6

Introduction to insect biology. Pattern of host plant use by insects. Chemical compounds of plants. Selection process of the host plant. Artificial insect breeding. Diets for insects. Egg and immature biology. Immature biology. Biology of adult insects.

ENT 764 – Community Ecology (4-0). Even years. Credits: 4

Nature of the community. Spatial and temporal distribution patterns. Structure of communities. Regulation of communities.

ENT 765 – Taxonomy of Immature Insects (0-8) II. Credits: 8

Methods and techniques of collecting and preserving immature insects. Identification of immatures, at the family level, of the main orders of insects.

ENT 773 – Social Insects (3-0) I. Even years. Credits: 3

Social behavior. Eussocialidade. Insect societies.

EST 620 – Applied Statistics (2-2) I e II. Credits: 4

Experiment planning. Hypothesis testing. Contrasts. Analysis of Variance. Experimental designs. Procedures for multiple comparisons. Models of Linear Regression. Factorial experiments. Experiments in subdivided plots. Response surface. Analysis of groups of experiments.

EST 627 – Non-Parametric Sampling and Testing (2-2) I e II. Credits: 4

Basic concepts in sampling. Simple casual sampling. Sampling by proportions and percentages. Stratified random sampling. Sample design. Non-parametric tests.

EST 630 – Statistical Methods I (2-2) I e II. Credits: 4

Mathematical hope. Variance and Covariance. Hypothesis testing. Estimation of parameters. Regression analysis. Regression model identity test. Correlation analysis.

LET 604 – Portuguese for Foreigners: Reading and Writing Texts (3-1) I e II. Credits: 4

Reading and production of academic texts for foreign students. Production of oral texts. Analysis of written academic texts. Production of texts. Lexical and grammatical appropriateness.

LET 610 – English Instrumental I (4-0) I e II. Credits: 0

Vocabulary analysis. Study of linguistic structures. Characteristics of academic discourse. Application of reading and comprehension techniques of technical-scientific texts.

VET 610 – Animal Physiology I (3-0) II. Credits: 3

Physiological principles. Neurophysiology. Endocrinology. Muscular physiology. Cardiovascular physiology. Breath. Renal physiology. Physiology of digestion.