Academic Catalog

BIOL452 PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY

Course Code: 2380452
METU Credit (Theoretical-Laboratory hours/week): 3(3-0)
ECTS Credit: 6.0
Department: Biology
Language of Instruction: English
Level of Study: Undergraduate
Course Coordinator: Prof.Dr. ZEK KAYA
Offered Semester: Spring Semesters.
Prerequisite: Set 1: 2380307 | 2380356
Set 2: 2380353 | 2380356
One of the sets above should be completed before taking BIOL452 PLANT BIOTECHNOLOGY .

Course Content

The course covers the basic aspects of plant biotechnology. Particular emphasis will be given to: Manipulation of energy production pathways in plants, environmental factors affecting the overall system and crop productivity, plant growth and development in vitro, plant cell and tissue culture, cloning and somatic cell genetics, conventional and biotechnology supported plant breeding, techniques of transferring foreign genes into plants (Agrobacterium, particle bombardment, etc.), practical application of transgenic plant technology for plant health, human/animal health and nutrition, biosafety aspects of transgenic plants. The future of plant biotechnology will be also covered.