Academic Year 2018/2019 - 1° Year
Teaching Staff: Ferdinando Branca
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/04 - Vegetable and ornamental crops
Taught classes: 35 hours
Exercise: 14 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims at transmitting basic knowledge on vegetable and ornamental plants and on the main goals of crop and product improvement. Referring to the mentioned group of crops, biotechnology application to their valorization, breeding, propagation and germplasm ex situ conservation will highlighted and described

Course Structure

Lectures and lab training as foreseen on

Detailed Course Content

Vegetable and flower industry main crops and their final products.

The intrinsic characteristics of the product and the main biotic and abiotic stresses which may compromise yield and quality.

The main goals of plant breeding in vegetable and flower industry and their achievement by applying biotechnologies.

In vitro propagation techniques used for the main crops

Innovative technologies for germplasm ex situ conservation

Textbook Information

Genetica e Genomica. Vol. 3: Genomica e biotecnologie genetiche. G. Barcaccia, M. Falcinelli. Liguori Editore.

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