2010 Syllabus: PS 353 Plant Biotechnology, Genetics and Breeding (3)

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Syllabus
:

PS
353 Plant
Biotechnology
,

Genetics

and
Breeding

(3)
Genetic
principles

and techniques used in plant modification. Principles of molecular,

and
transmission

quantitative genetics as applied to plant
biotechnology.

Prereq:

Biology 111
and 1
12.


Tuesdays and Thursdays 8:10
-
9:25
;

Ellington

Plant Sciences 128


Neal Stewart, 4
-
6487, 320 Plant Biotechnology (
nealstewart@utk.edu
)

O
ffice hours 9:30
-
11:00 Tuesdays and Thu
r
sdays or by appointment.


Gues
t Lecturers
:
Feng Chen,
Dean Kopsell,
David Mann, V
ince Pantalone
,
Bob
Trigiano,
and Amy Yancey


Text.

Stewart, C.N., Jr. (Ed.)
2008
. Plant Biotechnology and Genetics: Principles,
Techniques and Applications, Wiley and Sons,
Hoboken, New Jersey, 374 pp.


L
ecture powerpoints

are
at
http://plantsciences.utk.edu/pbg/


Grading:
10 point scale (e.g., A
-
=90
-
91, A= 92
-
100), no curve. Each exam

(2)
= 32%
(short answer format),
P
aper (
1
):
30
%, class participation: 6%.


The paper

will focus on an application of pl
ant biotechnology and/or breeding. It will
take the form of a short scholarly article (1500 words) that is fully referenced

Students
can use Trends in Plant Science format
. Two drafts of the paper will be submitted. The
first is due March 28 and will be

annotated and returned by April 6. The second version
will be due on
April 25
. Each student will
make
a 10
-
15

minute presentation about his or
her paper

meant to teach
.

First and final drafts

as

well as the presentation will contribute
to the paper gra
de.




Lecture numbers


Date


lecture




lecturer



reading

1

Jan
14


Introduction




Stewart


Ch 1

2

Jan
1
9



Mendelian genetics

&

plant repro

Trigiano


Ch 2


3, 4

Jan
21

&

26


Breeding



Pantalone

Ch 3

5, 6

Jan
2
8

&

Feb 2



Plant development
&
physiology

Chen/Kopsell

Ch
4


7

Feb 4

& Feb
9


Tissue culture



Trigiano


Ch
5

8, 9

Feb
11

&
16

Molecular gene expression


Stew
art


Ch
6

10, 11

Feb
18

&
23

Recombinant DNA

&

vector
s

Stew
art/Mann

Ch
7



12, 13

Feb
2
5

&
Mar 2


Genes and traits of interest

Stewart


Ch
8



Mar

4



Midterm exam

t
hrough lectures 1
-
13




Mar 8
-
12

Spring break


14, 15

Mar
16

& Mar
18

Plant transformation


Stewart


Ch 10

16, 17

Mar
23

&
25



Promoters and marker genes

Stewart



Ch
9




18, 19

Mar
30

&
Apr 1

Analysis of transgenic plants

Stewart

Ch

11


20, 21

Apr

6

&
8



R
egulations

and biosafety


Stewart


Ch 12

22

Apr
13



Field testing and risks


Stewart


Ch 1
3

23, 24

Apr
15


Intellectual property


Stewart/Yancey

Ch 14

25, 26

Apr
20
-
2
2


Controversies
&

f
uture


Stewart


Ch 15
, 16



Apr 2
7

&

29

Student Presen
tations

8:00
-
10:00 am


May

6


Comprehensive
f
inal exam


In enrolling in this class
student
promises to abide by the UT
Honor Statement

“An essential feature of the University of Tennessee is a commitment to maintaining an
atmosphere of i
ntellectual integrity and academic honesty. As a student of the University, I
pledge that I will neither knowingly give nor receive any inappropriate assistance in academic
work, thus affirming my own personal commitment to honor and integrity.”