PL SC 491 - Biotechnology for Crop Improvement

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Faculty of Agricultural, Life and Environmental Sciences

The use of biotechnology, including genetic engineering, to improve crop plants. Topics covered will include developing genetically modified organisms (GMOs) with an emphasis on crop plants, the application of specific techniques to improve crop productivity, enhancing nutritional characteristics, phytoremediation and the production of pharmaceuticals and other plant products. Not to be taken if credit received for BOT 382. Prerequisites: BIOL 207 or (BIOL 107 and PL SC 221). BOT 205 and BIOCH 200 recommended.