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PBT-800 Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Campus ASAB
Programs PG
Session Fall Semester 2016
Course Title Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Course Code PBT-800
Credit Hours 3-0
Pre-Requisutes
Course Objectives The course is designed to give an overview of the Impact of biotechnology with special emphases on molecular aspects of biotechnology and genetics. To become familiar with the recombinant techniques used to manipulate and designed vectors and constructs. Also, it will help to know about basic and required traits in transgenic plant and how to introduce the specific traits to a transgenic plant. A theme is to know about the future of plant biotechnology
Detail Content
  • Plant Agriculture: The Impact of Biotechnology;
  • Biotechnology Crop Planting
    • Why Farmers Use Biotech Crops
    • How the Adoption of Plant Biotechnology has Impacted Environment?
  • Molecular Genetics of Gene expression
    • The gene
    • DNA Packaging into Eukaryotic Chromosomes
    • Trancommention
    • Translation and Protein Posttranslational modifications.
  • Recombinant DNA
    • Vector Design and Construction
    • DNA modification
    • DNA Vector
    • Vector Design
    • Safety Features in Vector Design
  • Genes and Trait of Interest for Transgenic Plants
    • Identification of Gene of Interest via Genomic Studies
    • Traits for Improved Crop Production and Traits for Improved Products and Food Quality.
  • Transgenic Plant Production
    • Basic Concepts of successful Gene Transfer to Plant Cells
    • Agrobacterium,
    • Particle Bombardment.
  • The Future of Plant Biotechnology
    • Site Specific Recombination Systems
    • Zinc-Finger Nucleases
The Future of Foods, Fuel and Pharmaceuticals
Text/Ref Books
  1. Plant Biotechnology and Genetics; Principles, Techniques and Applications. Edited by C. Neal Stewart Jr.
  2. Basic Biotechnology by Colin Ratledge, Bjorn Kristiansen. Cambridge University Press.
  3. Introduction to Biotechnology by William J. Thieman, Michael A. Palladino, Benjamin Cummings.
  4. Biotechnology: An Introduction by Susan R. Barnum. Brooks Cole.
Time Schedule Fall Semester 2014
Faculty/Resource Person Dr. AlvinaGulKazi
PhD (National Institute for Biotechnology & Genetic Engineering (NIBGE) Quaid-I-Azam University)

Discipline: Plant Biotechnology