BIO404 Agricultural Biotechnology

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Course Code Course Title Weekly Hours* ECTS Weekly Class Schedule
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BIO404 Agricultural Biotechnology 3 0 6 Mo 15:00-16:00 We 12:00-14:00
Prerequisite Senior Standing It is a prerequisite to

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Course Objectives The course aims to expose students to the basic scientific evidence and technical aspects of the different disciplines of agricultural biotechnologies (mainly for plants and crops). It clarifies major scientific, ecological and sociological aspects of biotechnology in agriculture and food production.
Textbook Slater, A., Scott, N., Fowler, M. (2003). Plant Biotechnology: The Genetic Manipulation of Plants. (2nd ed.), New York: Oxford University Press Inc.
Learning Outcomes After successful  completion of the course, the student will be able to:
    Teaching Methods Presentations and Research article analysis. Class discussions with examples. Team assigments. Team presentation that involve real data, summary, interpretation and reporting and Field visits.
    WEEK TOPIC REFERENCE
    Week 1 Plant Genomes: the organization and expression of plant genes Chapter 1
    Week 2 Gene Structure, Transcription and Translation. Chapter 1
    Week 3 Recombinant DNA Techniques: Cloning and cloning Vectors Chapter 4
    Week 4 Recombinant DNA Techniques: Gene Probes and In situ Hybridization Research Article
    Week 5 Plant Cell Culture & Propagation and its Application Chapter 2
    Week 6 Plant Cell Culture & Propagation and its Application Chapter 2
    Week 7 Techniques for plant transformation Chapter 3
    Week 8 Vectors for plant transformation Chapter 3
    Week 9 Molecular Markers Chapter 8
    Week 10 Molecular Markers Chapter 8
    Week 11 The genetic manipulation of herbicide tolerance Chapter 5
    Week 12 The genetic manipulation of pest Resistance Chapter 9,10
    Week 13 Genetically modified crop Chapter 6
    Week 14 Science and Society: Public acceptance of GMC Chapter 12
    Week 15 Revision
    Assessment Methods and Criteria Evaluation Tool Quantity Weight Alignment with LOs
    Final Exam 1 40 1,2,3,4,5
    Semester Evaluation Compenents
    In term Exame 1 25 1,2,3
    Homework 5 10 1,2,4,5
    Presentation 3 15 1,2,3,4,5
    Quizz 2 10 1,2,3,4,5
    ***     ECTS Credit Calculation     ***
     Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours Activity Hours Weeks Student Workload Hours
    Lectures 3 15 45 Final Exam study 20 1 20
    Assignments 5 6 30 Term Project/presentation 3 3 9
    In-term exam study 16 1 16 Home study 2 15 30
            Total Workload Hours = 150
    *T= Teaching, P= Practice ECTS Credit = 6
    Course Academic Quality Assurance: Semester Student Survey Last Update Date: 06/11/2020
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