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ANIMALS AND PLANTS BIOTECHNOLOGY


Lesson code: 
GM.MGB.6.9
Teaching Units: 
4
Credits (ECTS): 
6
Teachning (hours): 
3
Practical (hours): 
0
Laboratory (hours): 
2

Cognitive: Training students on key issues that concern the use of animals and plants for the production of goods and services.

Affective: Awareness on critical issues for consumers and management of global issues such as the production of human foods.

Skills: Experience in microhandling of plant material for the initiation of in vitro studies. Bibliography search. Data analysis and presentation of the tasks.

Teaching Methods: 

Teaching includes lectures, laboratory and field exercises and usage of blackboard.

Course Contents: 

Biotechnology and generation of productive animals with improved yield of products. Animal cloning for the production of human substances and transplants. Reproductive cloning in humans. Generation of super athletes. Applications of biotechnology in disease diagnosis in plants animals and humans. Aseptic culture and micropropagation of plants. The haploid technology. Biotechnology and genetically modified plants with improved yield. Generation of plants with resistance to infections and low temperatures. Somatic hybridization in plants and applications. Transgenic plants as bioreactors for the production of medicines. Trangenic plants and animals and biotechnological food products. Bioreactors. Types of bioreactors. The future of biotechnology. Bioethical issues in biotechnology.

 

 

Laboratory Exercises: 

1. Isolation of carnation and potato shoot meristems for in vitro culture. 2. Polyembryony and apomixes. 3. In planta Agrobacterium trasformation of Arabidopsis thaliana. 4. Bibliography search and synthesis, analysis and presentaion of data.

Υπαίθριες ασκήσεις: 

1. Educational visit to an in-vitro plant tissue culture and micropropagation unit. 2. Visit to a biodiesel unit.

Recommended books: 

  1. Triantaphyllidis C. 2006, Animal Biotechnology, Publishing House Kyriakidis Brothers s.a., Thessaloniki.

 

 

Learning Activities: 

Attending lectures, practising technical or laboratory skills.

Assessment Methods: 

Written examination, reports on laboratory work.

Blackboard / Website: 

Blackboard