454_554_syllabus_2005 - PS 454/554 Plant Biotechniques...

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PS 454/554 Plant Biotechniques Instructor: Janice Zale Office: 346 PBB Lab: 343 PBB Phone Office: 974-8596 Phone Lab: 974-8834 Email: jzale@utk.edu Office Hours: drop by or schedule an appointment Course description: 454/554 Plant Biotechniques (3). Lectures will discuss recombinant DNA technology, molecular assisted breeding of economically important crops, gene cloning and transformation technologies. Examples will be given of food and ornamental crops, pharmaceuticals, and renewable sources of energy produced using biotechnology as well as potential risks of this technology. Labs will include electrophoresis, tissue culture, plasmid preps, genomic DNA preps, plant transformation and genomic techniques. Prereq: Biology 240 or Plant Sciences 353 or consent of the instructor. 1.5 hours of lecture and 3 hours of lab or equivalent. Obectives : To educate students in Plant Biotechnology particularly as it relates to agriculture. Required Textbook: Analysis of Genes and Genomes. 2004. Richard J Reece. John Wiley and Sons Ltd.,West Sussex, England. Handouts will also be supplied.
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