Molecular Plant Breeding

Upon the completion of the course the students should have comprehend:

  • Main principles of the germplasm treatment
  • Main methods of plant transformation
  • Major applications of Genetic Engineering for biotic and abiotic stresses
  • Environmental implications of GMO


Principles of DNA manipulation, gene banks, methods of transformation (Agrobacterium, electroporosis, bombing procedure, chemical procedure), transformation for resistance in herbicide, biotic and abiotic stresses, environmental implications.