PLANT MOLECULAR BIOLOGY AND LABORATORY
Stampa
Enrollment year
2019/2020
Academic year
2021/2022
Regulations
DM270
Academic discipline
BIO/04 (PLANT PHYSIOLOGY)
Department
DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY "LAZZARO SPALLANZANI"
Course
BIOTECHNOLOGY
Curriculum
Biomolecolare
Year of study
Period
2nd semester (01/03/2022 - 14/06/2022)
ECTS
6
Lesson hours
48 lesson hours
Language
Italian
Activity type
ORAL TEST
Teacher
PINNOLA ALBERTA (titolare) - 6 ECTS
Prerequisites
Basich knowledge on Molecular Biology and Plant Cell Biology.
Learning outcomes
The course deals with the peculiar molecular biology features of plants also describing the experimental approaches used to unravel them. The course will provide the biochemical and physiological notions necessary to understand both plant metabolism and its regulation, and transduction pathways allowing cells to deal with both endogenous signals and environmental cues. Particular attention will be devoted to highlight the biotechnology applications of plant cells and organisms.
Course contents
Nuclear, plastid and mitochondrial genomes.
Protein import into organelles and nucleus.
Photosynthesis: molecular aspects of CO2 assimilation. Primary products of photosynthesis and their biotechnological use.
Plant cell transformation methods (direct and indirect).
Plant molecular biotechnology and genetic improvement.
Nitrogen and sulfur metabolisms. Photoreceptors.
Teaching methods
Lectures and pratical laboratory.
Reccomended or required readings
1. Biotecnologie molecolari, Terry A. Brown. Zanichelli 2017
2. Fisiologia Vegetale, L. Taiz, E. Zeiger. Piccin-Nuova Libraria 2013
3. Biotecnologie e Genomica delle piante. R. Rao, A. Leone. Idelson-Gnocchi 2015

Or the corresponding book published in English
Assessment methods
Oral examination
Further information
Oral examination