Applications in plant biotechnology 746

Module code BOT 746
Qualification Postgraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Plant tissue culture. Plant gene transfer technologies (Agrobacterium-based, biolistics and other). Design of plant gene transfer constructs, including synthetic biology. New plant breeding technologies, including plant gene editing. Applications of genetically modified (GM) and gene edited crops and their impact on modern agriculture. Biosafety evaluation and regulation of GM and new plant breeding technologies.

Module credits 10.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites No prerequisites.
Contact time 1 lecture per week, 1 practical per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Department of Plant and Soil Sciences
Period of presentation Semester 2

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