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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE
Course unit
PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
MVN1031395, A.A. 2018/19

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE
IF0362, Degree course structure A.Y. 2017/18, A.Y. 2018/19
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Degree course track BIOTECNOLOGIE PER L'ALIMENTAZIONE [001LE]
Number of ECTS credits allocated 8.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination PLANT DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY
Department of reference Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction Italian
Branch LEGNARO (PD)
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge CLAUDIO BONGHI AGR/03

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses BIO/13 Applied Biology 8.0

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Practice 2.0 16 34.0 No turn
Lecture 6.0 48 102.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 01/10/2018
End of activities 18/01/2019
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
9 Commissione a.a. 2018/19 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 BONGHI CLAUDIO (Presidente)
BOTTON ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
RUPERTI BENEDETTO (Supplente)
VAROTTO SERENA (Supplente)
8 Commissione a.a. 2017/18 01/12/2017 30/11/2018 BONGHI CLAUDIO (Presidente)
BOTTON ALESSANDRO (Membro Effettivo)
RUPERTI BENEDETTO (Supplente)
VAROTTO SERENA (Supplente)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: Basic knowledges of plant anatomy (cells, tissues and organs) and physiology (water and solute transport and photosynthesis)
Target skills and knowledge: This course offers a dynamic approach to the study of plant structure and development by integrating recent advances in Genetics and Molecular Biology. At the end of the course, the students will acquire information about endogenous and exogenous stimuli that are regulating the plant development, the genes involved in organ formation and the mechanism behind the transition from vegetative to reproductive development. The students will also gain basic skills on omics techniques and web tools in bioinformatics.
Examination methods: Exam modalities are:1) preparation and oral exposition of ppt regarding the depth study of topics covered during the course 2) a final oral exam.
Assessment criteria: The assessment will be based on the level of understanding achieved of the topics covered during the course and the ability to express them in a clear manner and appropriate language (technical terminology).
Course unit contents: Plant hormones: biological activity, biosynthesis, metabolism, transport and mode of action. Light, temperature and gravity as factors affecting plant morphogenesis. The plant ontogenetic cycle: seed germination, seedling growth, juvenility, phase transition, flower development, fertilization, sedd anf fruit development, plant senescence and abscission.
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: Lectures: 48 hours
Classroom exercises: 16 hours
Additional notes about suggested reading: The Plant Cell teaching tools. http//plant.cell.org lantcell.org
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)

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