Course code BIO245

BIO245 Plant Biotechnology - Genomics and Breeding

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Course responsible: Aasmund Bjørnstad
Teachers: Morten Lillemo
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Plant Sciences
Teaching language: NO
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel .
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2013-2014
Preferential right:
BSc Plant Sciences bachelor
Course contents:
Lectures.Practicals in greenhouse and lab. Hand in of report.
Learning outcome:
Genetic improvements account for about one half of the growth in plant production during the 20th century. With the new tools of genome sequencing and gene expression we have a much more finetuned knowledge than before. Itis therefore essential to know how both older and new tools may be used to improve quality, quantity, adaptation to climate, dieseases or improve nutrient use efficiency. This will be illustrated through lectures and practicals.
Learning activities:
Through exposure to unfamiliar genetic variation in plants the student will need to explain it, describe it in writing and becomee familiar with the terms used.
Teaching support:
Fronter. Discussions during practicals and report writing.
Poehlman and Sleper: Breeding Field Crops 5th Edition (2006). Course compendium
BIO120, Introductory Genetics or similar level
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Practicals are mandatory, and the report will be graded
Lab report and written exam count 50% each in the final grade. Both parts must be passed.
Nominal workload:
150 h
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
BIO243 (5 credits)
Type of course:
Lectures 2 hrs per week Practicals 3 h x 6 weeks.
All lectures and practicals will be avilable in English on Fronter and it will be facilitated for English-speaking students to follow the course, although lectures and instructions are in Norwegian.
External examiner used in grading
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått