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Course Code: 
CRS 4202
Course Credit Units: 
Semester 2
Year of Study: 
Year 4
Undergraduate or Graduate Level: 
Undergraduate Level
Course Discipline: 
Course Description & Objectives: 

Students undertaking this course will be introduced to concepts and applications of modern plant biotechnology in agriculture. Areas to be covered include: Introduction to plant biotechnology; Tissue culture media and preparation; Sterilisation techniques; In vitro micropropagation; Application of tissue culture to plant breeding; Introduction to molecular biology; Genome organization, structure and function; Basic molecular techniques; PCR based techniques; Genetic markers; Applications of molecular; Gene Cloning; Gene transfer in plants; Transgenics in crop improvement; and Impact of recombinant DNA technology.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              objectives:

  • To equip students with knowledge on basic tools and principles of plant biotechnology for crops resources research and development
  • To introduce students to practical applications of plant biotechnology in agriculture.


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