BIOTECHNOLOGIES IN VEGETABLE AND FLOWER INDUSTRYAcademic Year 2020/2021 - 1° Year
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/04 - Vegetable and ornamental crops
Course Language: Italian
Taught classes: 35 hours
Exercise: 14 hours
Term / Semester: 2°
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 be described
Lectures (35 houres)
Laboratory and/or field training (14 houres)
Should teaching be carried out in mixed mode or remotely, it may be necessary to introduce changes with respect to previous statements, in line with the programme planned and outlined in the syllabus.
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
Genetica e Genomica. Vol. 3: Genomica e biotecnologie genetiche. G. Barcaccia, M. Falcinelli. Liguori Editore.
Notes from lectures http://studium.unict.it/dokeos/2016/courses/1007725C0/)