PBS 507 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: PBS 507

COURSE CODE: Introduction to Crop Biotechnology

NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units

COURSE DURATION: Three hours per week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. I. O. Daniel

E-mail: daniel@unaab.edu.ng

Office Location: Room 245, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Mr. O. A. Oduwaye and Mr. E. O. Idehen

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Definition of biotechnology, its branches and its relationship to basic sciences. Importance of biotechnology in crop improvement and production. Nucleic acid hybridization, function of endonuclease, polymerase and other enzymes. Role of southern blot, restriction fragment length polymorphism and other techniques in gene mapping. Transformation and production of transgenic crops. Protoplast, cell, tissue and organ culture, in-vitro pollen germination and fertilization, protoplasm and cell fusion, crop micro-propagation and somatic embryogenesis in rapid multiplication.

Practical: Preparation of plant growth media, aseptic transfer of explants, micro-propagation of plants.

PBS 507 Lecture Note

 

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