Environmental plant biotechnology

A.Y. 2018/2019
6
Max ECTS
48
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/13
Language
English
Learning objectives
Providing an overview of the plant biochemical and
physiological processes that could be exploited both to
reduce the environmental impact of the modern agricultural
practices and to develop strategies and tools for the
environmental monitoring and remediation.
Expected learning outcomes
Being able to exploit the plant potential for the
environmental management and improvement.
Course syllabus and organization

Single session

Lesson period
Second semester
Course syllabus
HERBICIDES - Mode and mechanism of action; the physiological and molecular basis of plant herbicide resistance or tolerance; development of herbicide-tolerant crops. MINERAL NUTRITION OF THE HIGHER PLANTS - Nutrient acquisition and assimilation; sensing of nutritional status and regulation of nutrient uptake; biotechnological strategies to improve the use efficiency of the main mineral nutrients. PHYTOREMEDIATION - Molecular and physiological basis of metal hyperaccumulation and tolerance in plants; biotechnological approaches to increase the heavy metal phytoextraction efficiency of non-hyperaccumulator plant species. ENVIRONMENTAL MONITORING - Plant bioindicators.
Teaching methods
Scientific papers, reviews and other materials will be provided during the course.
AGR/13 - AGRICULTURAL CHEMISTRY - University credits: 6
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor(s)
Reception:
upon appointment by E-mail
Dipartimento di Produzione Vegetale