BOT 428 Course Synopsis

Courses Code: BOT 428

Course Title: GENETICS OF WEED AND PESTS

Number of unit : 3 Units

Course Duration: Three hour per week


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Office Lecturer: College of Natural Science, Department of Biological Science

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COURSE SYNOPSIS

The evolutionary and economic implications of weeds as the vegetation of the future. Anthropogenic factors in the evolution of weeds. Weeds-crop ecosystem and co-evolution, weeds as alternative hosts of crop pests. Modes of weed evolution with examples in plant families. Prospects for genetic control of weeds. Pattern of adaptation and genetic variation in insects. The problem of heritable resistance to insecticides. Genetic control pests.

BOT 428 – Lecture Note

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