Molecular Genetics and Genomic Tools for Plant Breeding (2020/2021)

Course code
4S008241
Credits
6
Coordinator
Antonella Furini
Academic sector
AGR/07 - AGRICULTURAL GENETICS
Language of instruction
Italian
Teaching is organised as follows:
Activity Credits Period Academic staff Timetable
Genetica molecolare teoria 2 II semestre Antonella Furini

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Miglioramento genetico teoria 3 II semestre Diana Bellin

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Genetica molecolare laboratorio 1 II semestre Antonella Furini

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Learning outcomes

This course will provide to students knowledge of the main genetic and molecular strategies for crop breeding. This strategies are either assisted by molecular markers and genomics, or relies on gene expression analysis or on the production and application of transgenic plants. This course will also provide means for studying plant genetic variability, and will describe methodologies currently used for the identification of genes and new sources of variability, to be applied in plant breeding. Most modern plant biotechnologies and new breeding technologies as well as their possible applications to increase food-crop productivity and quality will also be presented.