Semester Course: 3rd
Credits: 6 ECTS
Lecturers: Prof. Elena Kuzminsky
Web Site: http://www.unitus.it/en/dipartimento/dibaf/piano-di-studi2/articolo/inse...
To know basic elements and methods of forest biotechnology and to gain familiarity with techniques and technologies currently being used and with the potential of biotechnology for Mediterranean forest tree improvement.
- Programme topics
The class and lab. activities lectures will be focused on the following groups of topics/abilities:
- In vitro culture of Mediterranean forest trees
- Methods of genetic transformation of forest trees
- Applications of recombinant DNA technology for the improvement of Mediterranean forest trees
- Molecular markers and Marker Assisted Selection
Course requirements include laboratory exercises and a final oral examination. A mid-term written test will be offer to the students who prefer an intermediate evaluation.