Course Code : ABF 215

Course Title : Environmental Biotechnology

Weekly lecture and application hours of the course: 2 -2

Course Description:the aim of this course is to introduce students to the principle aspects of environmental biotechnology and to further their ability to apply scientific developments to their chosen specialist field. Students will be encouraged to develop their independent learning and use of primary scientific literature. Specific objectives are to use practical sessions to develop competence in carrying out laboratory work; to develop skills in interpreting original scientific literature and to further develop communication skills.

Textbooks and supplementary books:

  1. Tree Biotechnology Towards the Millenium By Davey, M. R., Alderson, P. G., Lowe, K. C. & 2- Power, J. B. (eds) (1998) Nottingham University Press.

  2. Biotechnology and its Application in Horticulture By Ghosh, S. P. (1999), Alpha Science Intl Ltd.

Course Evaluation:

  • Class Participation 10%,

  • Mid-term Examination 30%,

  • Assignments 10%,

  • Final Examination 50%,

Attendance 95%compulsory