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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
  Feb 25, 2018
2015-2016 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PLSC 454 - Plant Biotechniques

3 Credit Hours
Lectures will discuss recombinant DNA technology, molecular assisted breeding of economically important crops, gene cloning and transformation technologies. Examples will be given of food and ornamental crops, pharmaceuticals, and renewable energy sources produced using biotechnology, as well as potential risks of this technology. Labs will include electrophoresis, tissue culture, plasmid preps, genomic DNA preps, PCR, plant transformation, and genomic techniques.

Contact Hour Distribution: 1 hour lecture and one 3-hour lab.
Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both 454 and 554.
(RE) Prerequisite(s): Biology 111 or 112.

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