Course detail

LCB5720 - Plant Molecular Biology

Credit hours

In-class work
per week
per week
4 weeks
120 hours

Fabio Tebaldi Silveira Nogueira
Helaine Carrer
Nubia Barbosa Eloy

The class has the objective to introduce the basic knowledge of plant molecular biology of plants during growth and development.

During the classes the students are presented to the following topics: the organization of nuclear, mitochondrial and plastidial genomes with enphasis on the interaction among these organelles in the plant cell; gene expression involved in growth and development of plants; molecular aspects of biotic and abiotic stress response in plants. Practical classes will accomplish experiments of gene cloning, DNA sequencing, general tools of bioinformatics and plant genetic transformation by biolistic and Agrobacterium.

1. Books: WATSON, J.D., BAKER, T.A., BELL, S.P., Gann, A., Levine, M., LOSICK, R. 2008. Molecular Biology of the Gene. 6th Edition. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press. 2008 ALBERTS, B., JOHNSON, A., LEWIS, J., RAFF, M., ROBERTS, K., WALTER, P. 2004. Tradução Ana Beatriz da Veiga et al. Editora Artmed. Brasil BUCHANAN, B.B., GRUISSEM, W., JONES, R.L. 2015. Biochemistry & Molecular Biology of Plants. 2nd Edition. American Society for Plant Physiologists, Rockville, Maryland.EUA LEWIN,B. Genes VIII 2004. John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
2. Journals: Cell, Embo Journal, Genetics and Molecular Biology, Nature, Nature Biotechnology, Nucleic Acid Research, Plant Cell, Plant Journal, Plant Molecular Biology, Plant Physiology, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Revista Brasileira de Fisiologia Vegetal, Science, Scientific American, Theoretical Applied Genetics, Trends in Biotechnology, Trends in Cell Biology, Trends in Genetics: DNA, Differentiation and Development, Trends in Plant Science