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Plant genetics and crop biotechnology 361


 
Module code BTC 361
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Plant genetics and genomics: gene control in plants, epigenetics, co-suppression, forward and reverse genetics, structural and functional genomics. Plant development: signal perception, cell death, control of cell division. Plant-environment interactions. Crop genetic modification: food security, GMO regulation, plant transformation, whole-chromosome transformation, synthetic biology, homologous recombination. Crop molecular markers: marker types, genotyping, QTL mapping, marker-assisted breeding. Future of crop biotechnology: applications of genomics, biopharming, genetical genomics, systems biology

Module credits 18.00
Service modules Faculty of Engineering, Built Environment and Information Technology
Prerequisites GTS 251 and {GTS 261 GS or BOT 261} and {GTS 351 and GTS 352 are recommended}
Contact time 2 lectures per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition English
Academic organisation Genetics
Period of presentation Semester 2

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