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Medicinal Plant Biotechnology: Course Outline

Plant biotechnology can involve finding solutions for alternative energy and food shortage problems. Continue reading to learn about the field of plant biotechnology, the available degree programs and the career options available in the field

Course Outline

Development in plant cell cultures and recent approaches for high production of secondary metabolites (Drugs)

Elucidation and regulation of biosynthesis in cell cultures of plant species of strategic importance from both scientific and economic point of view

Biotransformation of terpenes, alkaloids and steroids

Plant tissue culture techniques for the production and enhancement of natural drugs

Cell extraction

DNA extraction from cells and its purification

Proteins extraction and purification, Gel electrophoresis

Detection of expression of proteins

Pharmaceutical fermentation technology

Role of genetic engineering in medicinal plant breeding

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