Science - Course - Plant Biotechnology

  • Course Code: BIOL657
  • Credits: 3
  • Hours Distribution:  (3crs: 3lec.)
  • Course Type: Elective Courses (EC)

Course Description

Recent advances in plant engineering with emphasis on the challenges and potential of important crops and plants in Lebanon and the Mediterranean basin. Cloning, gene modification, and the transformation of plant species will be discussed. Uses of transgenic plants as food, fiber and oil crops, herbicidal and insecticidal transgenic plants, and phytoremediation of pollutants. Ecological and Social impact of plant biotechnology will be addressed.