Crop productivity and stress physiology (2020/2021)

Course code
4S008245
Credits
6
Coordinator
Luca Dall'Osto
Academic sector
BIO/04 - PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
teoria 4 II semestre Luca Dall'Osto

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laboratorio 2 II semestre Luca Dall'Osto

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Learning outcomes

The course is intended as a match between the contributions of biochemistry, biophysics and molecular biology in understanding the physiological processes that regulate plant growth and development, in relation to the applicable aspects concerning agricultural production. Moreover, the course includes the study of the common characteristics of environmental stresses, to understand the effect these have on the agricultural productivity and the methods for the identification of resistance phenotypes. The course aims to introduce strategies for increasing productivity and sustainability in agriculture through genetic engineering, developing skills in the definition of biotechnological approaches for improving yield of crops.