Agriculture biotechnology and its applications in crop improvements; cell and plant tissue culture methodology; improvement of plants via plant cell culture; plant molecular biomarkers; direct and indirect methods of plant and animal transformation: gene gun method of transformation, Agrobacterium mediated transformation, chloroplast transformation and polyethylene glycol (PEG) mediated transformation; transgenic crops with herbicide, biotic and abiotic stress resistance; problems related to transgenic plants; genetically modified organisms (GMOs); field evaluation and commercialization of GMOs; possible effects of releasing GMOs into the environment; biofertilizers, biopesticides and their types; non-symbiotic nitrogen fixers; present and future prospects of biofertilizers.
To acquaint students with techniques and skills employed for producing transgenic crops.
Herbicide resistance in plants
Book Title : Introduction to Agricultural Biotechnology
Author : 3. Herren RV,
Edition : Second Edition
Publisher : Delmar Cengage Learning.