BIO/04 (PLANT PHYSIOLOGY)
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
EXPERIMENTAL AND APPLIED BIOLOGY
Biologia ambientale e biodiversità
(01/10/2019 - 14/01/2020)
48 lesson hours
Basic knowledge in cellular and molecular biology is required.
This part of the course aims at highlighting some methodological aspects of molecular biology applied to plant biodiversity issues, particularly as concerns GMOs traceability.
GMOs (genetically modified organisms): definition, hystory. New-generation GMOs. Environmental impact of transgenic plants. Transgene dispersal in soil and gene flow. Techniques for extraction and purification ot total DNA from soil, detection of recombinant DNA sequences by standar PCR (Polymerase Chain Reaction). Use of QRT-PCR (Quantitative RealTime-Polymerase Chain Reaction) for the detection and quantification of recombinant DNA in food and environment (GMOs traceability).
Reccomended or required readings
no text books are suggested but all the material will be provided by the teacher
Sustainable development goals - Agenda 2030