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BIOL 156

This course covers the theory associated with plants and their use as research organisms, phytoremediators, GMOs and bioproducers.  Topics include: basic plant anatomy and physiology, isolation of explants and establishment of callus and suspension cultures, hydroponic growth, protoplasts and embryo culture and plant genetic engineering techniques for initiating hybrids and GMOs.  This course provides an introduction to various experimental techniques that will be carried out later in the program.

Prerequisite: BIOL150