Academic Year 2020/2021 - 3° Year - Curriculum PRODUZIONI VEGETALI SOSTENIBILI
Teaching Staff: Alessandra Gentile and Alberto Continella
Credit Value: 9
Scientific field: AGR/03 - Arboriculture and Fruitculture
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 49 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

Providing specific knowledge on traditional methods of plant breeding and new biotechnologies applied to the fruit crops.

Providing knowledge on the physiological mechanisms that govern relations between fruit plants and environment, with particular reference to the effects of light, temperature, water availability and nutrients

Course Structure

Lectures (49 hours) and tutorials (28 hours) by case studies and/or seminars, also on line.

If teaching is given in a mixed formula or remotely, necessary changes may be introduced to what was previously stated in order to comply with the provided and reported syllabus.

Learning assessment may be done remotely if necessary.

Detailed Course Content

Origin and biodiversity in fruit crops

Plant breeding traditional methods in fruit crops: selection, induced mutagenesis, cross and hybridization

Biotechnology in plant breeding: in vitro culture, genetic transformation, molecular markers


Transport and role of photosynthesis products

Water - plant relationships: root uptake, phloem transport, transpiration

Environmental factors of development: Light (Photomorphogenesis and photoperiod ) gravity, temperature

Mineral nutrition

Plant hormones

Textbook Information

n.1 - Arboricoltura Generale AA.VV. a cura di S. Sansavini - Patron Editore - Bologna

n.2 - Biotecnologie sostenibili AAVV. a cura di Galbiati et al.-Edagricole- Bologna

n.3 - Genetica e Genomica. G. Barcaccia, M. Falcinelli Vol. II e III - Liguori Editore - Napoli

n.4 - Elementi di Fisiologia Vegetale. N. Rascio. EdiSES - Napoli

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