Plant micropropagation

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Teacher: Antonella Canini

Aims: The course aims to provide information on the vegetative reproduction methods of plants. In detail: knowledge of micropropagation techniques of plant cells; study of biomass and their products; analysis of economic, ecological, pharmaceutical and food potentials of in vitro plant cultures.

Program: Concept of micropropagation, plant totipotency, in vitro cultures, controlled growth of plant cells, plant hormones, variable parameters of plant cultures, culture media, controlled production of secondary metabolites and plant biomass, liquid and solid cultures, bioreactors, genetic modification, cloning, induced and spontaneous somatic mutations, caulogenesis, callogenesis, rhizogenesis.

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