Environmental plant biotechnology

A.A. 2018/2019
Insegnamento per
6
Crediti massimi
48
Ore totali
SSD
AGR/13
Lingua
Inglese
Obiettivi formativi
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.
"Being able to exploit the plant potential for the
environmental management and improvement."

Struttura insegnamento e programma

Edizione attiva
Responsabile
AGR/13 - CHIMICA AGRARIA - CFU: 6
Lezioni: 48 ore
Programma
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.
Informazioni sul programma
Students will be evaluated for their ability to organize and expose a presentation about the state of the art of a pertaining/relevant topic.
Propedeuticità
None.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Basic concepts of plant biology.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Scientific papers, reviews and other materials will be provided during the course.
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Periodo
Secondo semestre
Modalità di valutazione
Esame
Giudizio di valutazione
voto verbalizzato in trentesimi
Docente/i
Ricevimento:
Tutti i venerdì dalle 9.00 alle 17.00; in alternativa su appuntamento (da fissare via email)
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