Environmental plant biotechnology

A.A. 2019/2020
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
STUDENTI FREQUENTANTI
Programma
MINERAL NUTRITION OF 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 as bioindicators.
Propedeuticità
None
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
PREREQUISITES: Basic concepts in plant biology. You can contact the teacher to obtain indications about texts and bibliographic references that can be studied to fill eventual knowledge gaps.
EXAM: PowerPoint presentation (approximately 30 minutes) about the state of the art of a relevant topic. The topic will be proposed by the student.
Metodi didattici
Frontal lectures: 6 CFU
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Scientific papers, reviews and other materials will be
provided during the course.
STUDENTI NON FREQUENTANTI
Programma
MINERAL NUTRITION OF 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 as bioindicators.
Prerequisiti e modalità di esame
Course prerequisites and exam arrangements are the same for students attending and not attending the course lessons. Lesson attendance is nevertheless strongly encouraged.
Materiale didattico e bibliografia
Scientific papers, reviews and other materials will be provided by the teacher upon request.
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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