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Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology

Teachers:
Alma Balestrazzi
Year:
2016/2017
ECTS:
6
SSD:
BIO/04

Course content

Module 1. Molecular aspects of plant cell totipotency. The plant cell cycle. Gene silencing. Evolution of gene transfer techniques in plants. Cisgenesis and intragenesis for crop improvement. Genome editing. GMOs traceability in food and environment. Identification of authorised and unauthorised GMOs.

Module 2. The genetic manipulation of plants: case studies. Controlling plant response to the environment: insects, nematodes and other pests. Biotechnological approaches to disease resistance: cry proteins and Bt crops; cowpea trypsin inhibitor; novel insecticidal protection. Plant viral diseases: RNA silencing-based applications for developing resistant plants. Phytoremediation: new strategies. Plants as factories: metabolic engineering of carbohydrates and lipids, bioplastics, edible vaccines, medically related proteins, volatiles, and aroma compounds.


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