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School of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine
BIOTECHNOLOGIES FOR FOOD SCIENCE
Course unit
BIOTECHNOLOGY IN PLANT PROTECTION
AVP5073740, A.A. 2019/20

Information concerning the students who enrolled in A.Y. 2018/19

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. 2019/20
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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 https://www.agrariamedicinaveterinaria.unipd.it/
Department of reference Department of Comparative Biomedicine and Food Science
E-Learning website https://elearning.unipd.it/scuolaamv/
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
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 Teacher in charge not defined yet.
Other lecturers 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

Course unit organization
Period First semester
Year 2nd Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
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 30/09/2019
End of activities 18/01/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2017 course timetable

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: To be defined
Assessment criteria: - Presentation 30%
- Final written Quiz (closed and open questions) 70%
Course unit contents: Biotechnology in crop disease management (3 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 (4 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)