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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
BIOTECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO FOOD SECURITY AND NUTRITION
Course unit
BIOTECHNOLOGY IN PLANT PROTECTION
AVP5073740, A.A. 2017/18

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2016/17

Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
BIOTECNOLOGIE PER L'ALIMENTAZIONE (Ord. 2011)
IF0362, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2017/18
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Degree course track BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE [002LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 7.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination BIOTECHNOLOGY IN PLANT PROTECTION
Website of the academic structure http://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch LEGNARO (PD)

Lecturers
Teacher in charge LUCA SELLA AGR/12

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Educational activities in elective or integrative disciplines AGR/11 General and Applied Entomology 2.0
Core courses BIO/13 Applied Biology 5.0

Mode of delivery (when and how)
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Organisation of didactics
Type of hours Credits Hours of
teaching
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Laboratory 1.0 8 17.0 No turn
Lecture 5.0 40 85.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/10/2017
End of activities 19/01/2018

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Cellular biology, Biochemistry, Molecular biology, Genetics, Microbiology
Target skills and knowledge: Biology of plant pathogens and pests affecting quality and crop production; molecular techniques for pathogens and arthropods identification; mechanisms of infection of pre- and post-harvest pathogens; biotechnological strategies for the control of the main crop diseases and arthropod pests.
Examination methods: Examination procedures: students will be required to prepare and present in class a power point presentation on a topic agreed with the course instructor and to pass a final written quiz consisting of closed and open questions based on the material covered in class.
Assessment criteria: - Presentation 30%
- Final written Quiz (closed and open questions) 70%
Course unit contents: Biotechnology in crop disease management (4 CFU)
- Outline of the biology of plant pathogens and crop diseases;
- Molecular techniques for pathogens identification;
- Molecular mechanisms of infection of pre- and post-harvest pathogens affecting quality and crop production;
- Biotechnology for the control of crop diseases.

Biotechnology in crop pest management (3 CFU)
- Ecology of pests affecting quality and crop production;
- Molecular techniques for arthropods identification;
- Biotechnologies for the control of the main arthropod pests;
- Arthropods as vectors of humans diseases.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: There will be 40 contact hours and 16 h of practice exercises and laboratory.
Teaching methodologies: lectures (slides will be provided to students but class participation is encouraged) and reviews.
Additional notes about suggested reading: Lectures, reviews and materials used and provided during the course will be made available to students through the Moodle platform of the School at
https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/login/index.php
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)
  • Rees D., Insects of stored products.. --: CSIRO, 2004. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Hagstrum D., Subramanyam B., Fundamentals of Stored-Product Entomology.. --: AACC, 2006. Cerca nel catalogo
  • Agrios G.N., Plant Pathology (Fifth Edition). --: Elsevier Academic Press, 2005.