Plant Biotechnology - FITOBONIFICA (2016/2017)

Course code
4S02777
Name of lecturer
Antonella Furini
Number of ECTS credits allocated
3
Academic sector
AGR/07 - AGRICULTURAL GENETICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Location
VERONA
Period
I sem. dal Oct 3, 2016 al Jan 31, 2017.

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Lesson timetable

I sem.
Day Time Type Place Note
Tuesday 3:30 PM - 5:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L  
Tuesday 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall L from Nov 8, 2016  to Jan 31, 2017
Wednesday 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall C  
Wednesday 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM lesson Lecture Hall I from Nov 9, 2016  to Jan 31, 2017

Learning outcomes

Students will gain information on causes and effects of environmental contamination with inorganic and organic compounds. Possible decontamination systems: physical-chemical methods and biological treatments. Analysis of plants used for phytoremediation of contaminated soils and waters.

Syllabus

Environmental pollution with organic and inorganic waste. Chemical/Physical and biological environmental remediation. Use of plants for in situ removal of contaminats. Analysis of metal hyperaccumulator plants. Phytoremediation: Advantages and limitations. Different processes of phyto-remediation: degradation, stabilization, volatilization, stimulation, extraction of contaminants from soils and waters. Phytoremediation of inorganic compounds: role of chelators and membrane transporters. Transgenic plants for the reclamation of soils contaminated with heavy metals. Phytoremediation of organic compounds: role of plant-microorganism interactions for the phytodegradation. Uptake and transport of organic compounds, their degradation and accumulation in plant cell wall. Transgenic plants for the phytoremediation of organic compounds. Biomonitoring of environmental pollution: assay available, methods and applications.

Assessment methods and criteria

oral examination

STUDENT MODULE EVALUATION - 2016/2017