Agricultural Biotechnology (BIO 541)

2021 Fall
Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences
Mol.Bio.Genetic&Bioengin.(BIO)
3
10.00
Selim Çetiner -cetiner@sabanciuniv.edu,
English
Doctoral, Master
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Formal lecture,Interactive lecture
Interactive,Discussion based learning,Project based learning
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CONTENT

Principles and applications of animal cell culture; artificial insemination and super ovulation; transgenic animals; principles of plant tissue culture; meristem culture and in vitro mass propagation of plant material; somatic embryogenesis ad synthetic seeds; genetic engineering and plant breeding; legal and ethical issues related to agricultural biotechnology.

LEARNING OUTCOME

Importance of agricultural R&D for global food security
Farming systems and sustainable agricultural production
Plants in human nutrition and animal feed
Classical and modern plant breeding techniques

Principles of plant growth and development
Genetic engineering of plants for herbicide tolerance, plant disease and pest resistance
Biosafety and public risk communication for GMOs

ASSESSMENT METHODS and CRITERIA

  Percentage (%)
Final 40
Midterm 30
Individual Project 15
Presentation 15

RECOMENDED or REQUIRED READINGS

Textbook

Plants, Genes and Crop Biotechnology by Marteen J. Chrispels and David E. Sadava, 2003.