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Course Code: 16120850
Course Name: Crop Growth, Development and Regulation
Weekly Hours: 2.0-0.0                     Credits: 2.0
 
This course aims to introduce to the student what are the basic concept of crop growth and development, embryogenesis and plant regeneration, and plant growth analysis. The course will also discuss plant hormones and growth regulators, crop stress physiology and tolerance, and herbicides and their resistance. The language used in the course can be English.
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Course Code: 16120871
Course Name: Crop Breeding
Weekly Hours: 3.5-1.0                     Credits: 4.0
 
The aim of this course was to present the principles of plant breeding, and its associated techniques and methods, in sufficient detail to enable the students to understand them. The major contents include the principle of crop breeding, theory and practice of crop introduction, the basic method of crop breeding, utilization of crop heterosis, as well as the utilization of model biotechnology, molecular biology and computer on crop breeding. The main experiments include 5 all-around experiments related to the methods of crop breeding and utilization of model biotechnology etc.
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Course Code: 16120882
Course Name: Crop Cultivation
Weekly Hours: 3.5-1.0                     Credits: 4.0
 
Introduction of main content: Crop Production is a course of applied technology, which is characterized by the close association of theory and practice, and direct and effective application of learned knowledge to agricultural production. The students, who have majored in the course, are required to know the history and developing tendency of crop production in both China and the world, to understand the growth and development procedures, yield formation of the main field crops, and their response to environmental and agronomic factors, and to master the basic theory and skill of crop production. Moreover, the students have the ability to direct the practices relevant to crop production and would be much improved in analysis and solving of the actual problems.
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Course Code: 16121031
Course Name: Biostatistics and Experiment Design
Weekly Hours: 2.5-1.0                     Credits: 3.0
 
This course mainly introduces basic principles of biostatistics, methods of experimental designsSAS and R language programming for analyzing experimental data of common design. The main content include probability and statistical inference, experiment error control and simple data analysis, matrix theory and principle of simple regression analysis, multivariate regression analysis, other multivariate regression and nonlinear regression, variance and reandomized block design, nested design analysis, covariance analysis, mixed linear models.
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Course Code: 16121450
Course Name: Genetics and Experiments
Weekly Hours: 3.0-2.0                     Credits: 4.0
 
Introduction of main content: Genetics is the science that touches upon the mechanisms of genetic variation, which are closely related to animal and plant breeding as well as the health or disease diagnosis in humans. "Genetics" is a course of basic genetic theory and practice which belongs to the biosciences, and reveals the essence of the transfer or variation of genetic information, and the expression or regulation of gene(s) at community, individual, cell and molecular level. The contents of this course commendably cover the advances in Genetics, which are mainly related to the biological evolution of plant forms, the configuration and properties of traits, the chromosomes in the cell, as well as DNA functions in humans, animals, plants and microorganisms. It deals especially with the current achievements in the field of genetic engineering and genomics. The experiments and assignments in this course are useful for the understanding and application of genetic knowledge, as well as developing the analytical ability of students in solving problems in genetics.
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Course Code: 16121311
Course Name: Agroecology
Weekly Hours: 2.0-0.0                    Credits: 2.0
 
The course includes basic theory of agroecology, construction of Chinese eco-agriculture and practices of sustainable agriculture development in China. The agro-ecosystem structure and function are highlighted, while the origin of agricultural ecology and ecological basic fundamentals are introduced. After analyzing the experiences of the world agricultural development and the trend of promoting sustainable development, the plans, model and technology system of Chinese eco-agriculture construction are introduced in detail.
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Course Code: 16121420
Course Name: Overview of the Development of Modern Agricultural Science Research
Weekly Hours: 1.0-0.0                    Credits: 1.0
 
This lecture series targets to a broad range of students who are majored in applied biological sciences. The lecture series provides an overview to the development of the world’s agricultural science in the last half a century. Focus is given to the impact of recent progresses in the disciplines like Genomics, Molecular Biology, and Genetic Engineering etc. on the development of modern Agricultural Sciences. The lecture series aim to broaden the vision of the student, and foster the student’s interest on the modern agricultural science.
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Course Code: 16121710
Course Name: Scientific Manuscript Composition
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                Credits: 1.5
 
This lecture series is open to all the senior undergraduate students from College of Agriculture and Biotechnology as well as College of Life Science, l covering the introduction of basic ccharacteristics, types and structure, contents, procedures of scientific papers, and literature searching and submitting the manuscript to a suitable journal for publication. The purpose of the course is to make the students to understand the methods and techniques of scientific manuscript composition and lay a solid basis for writing a high quality research paper for publication in the future.
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Course Code: 16121720
Course Name: Molecular Genetics and Breeding
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                Credits: 1.5
 
Molecular genetics and breeding is a course about theories and techniques of plant improvement according to the concepts and principles of molecular genetics and genomics, which is consisted of eight lectures, including: 1.   Cell amplification, Genome and gene, Isolation of organelles and macromolecules;2.         Basic principles of recombinant DNA technology;3. Cloning plant genes;4.      Tools for expression of foreign genes in plants;5.   Plant gene transformation;6.    An example for gene transformation;7.    Molecular markers and marker assisted selection;8.     techniques of developing plant with higher yield and quality, better resistance to pests, disease and weedicides, tolerance to various stress conditions and requiring less fertilizers.
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Course Code: 16121740
Course Name: Seed Testing
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                Credits:2.0
 
Seed testing is one of the key courses of seed sciences. The course mainly comprises several parts: seed testing and seed quality control, seed sampling, seed purity analysis, seed germination, testing of seed viability and vigour, and identification of seed variety purity. Meantime, advanced in seed testing also is introduced.
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Course Code: 16121750
Course Name: Special Crop Cultivation
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                Credits:1.5
 
This course is concentrated on specialty crop cultivation. The main contents include are overview of specialty crop; Overview of specialty food crop and buckwheat, job’s-tears cultivation; Overview of specialty fiber crop and rush cultivation; Overview of specialty sugar and energy crop and sugar, stevia leaf cultivation; Overview of specialty aromatic plant and peppermint, lavender, rosemary cultivation; Overview of medicinal crop and Fritillaria thunbergii Miq, dendrobe and Hang BaiJu cultivation.
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Course Code: 16121770
Course Name: Plant Genomics
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                Credits:1.5
 
In this lecture series, we will systemically introduce the main components of Plant Genomics, covering the structure of plant genome, genome replication, transcription and translation, the different regulation of gene expression in prokaryote and eukaryote, functional genomic, and comparative genomics etc. The course is a foundation for the senior classes majored at crop science, horticulture and plant protection.
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Course Code: 16188250
Course Name: Integrated Practice of Crop Science
Weekly Hours: +2                Credits:2.0
 
The aim of this course was to enable the students to understand and master the research programs and methods of crop sciences, especial to understand the utilization and development of model science and technology on the plant breeding, thorough the practice of plant breeding program, practical visiting and reviews etc. The major contents include the principle and methods of crop breeding, and field experiment of crop breeding, utilization of plant biotechnology, molecular biology, gene engineering, and bioinformatics etc on crop breeding.
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Course Code: 16188240
Course Name: Integral Practice of Crop Science
Weekly Hours: 0.0-3.0                Credits: 1.5
 
‘Integrated Practice of Crop Cultivation & Farming System’ is a comprehensive, applied theoretical and practical course, which is based on the theory of crop cultivation, crop nutrition physiology, and focuses on the combination of teaching and practice. The curriculum mainly includes: germination experiments of different crops, selection and preparation of liquid culture medium for hydroponic culture of different crops, the implementation of soilless cultivation of crops, investigation on the traits of crop growth and development and the effect of different solution pH on such physiological characteristics as chlorophyll content, reactive oxygen metabolism, photosynthesis and fluorescence. Meanwhile, the basic theory and key technology of hydroponic culture will be described in teaching. In addition, students will visit modern crop production demonstration zone, and be given more opportunity of observation and actual practice, so as to enhance understanding of the relevant knowledge and principles, and improve their operative ability.
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Course Code: 16191031
Course Name: Quality Criterion and Assesment of Agricultural Products
Weekly Hours: 1.0-1.0                Credits:1.5
 
This course is designed to mainly provide students with some integrated knowledge and technologies of agricultural produce standardization, grade criterion, food safety, quality evaluation, and some basic methods in experiment measurements, which is characterized by the close association of agronomy theory, food safety and chemistry experiments. The students, who have majored in the course, will be required to understand the basic concept and principles of agricultural produce standardization, their quality classification and safety criterion for major crops (including rice, wheat, maize, oil, cotton and hempsetc), and master some experimental skill and applied methods for their quality evaluation and measurements of major crop produces, to know the present situation and developing tendency of agricultural produce standardization and quality classification and safety evaluation in both China and the world. The students will be trained to have primary ability to solve some actual problems and basic skills in agricultural produce standardization.
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Course Code: 16121530
Course Name: Modern Urban Agriculture and Management
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                Credits:1.5
 
"Modern Urban Agriculture Management" mainly introduce the principles of urban agriculture development , approaches of urban agriculture development in different conditions, the design and plan method of modern urban agriculture. The key elements of urban agriculture management will be discussed in the course.
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Course Code: 16121470
Course Name: Agricultural Resources
Weekly Hours: 1.5-0.0                Credits:1.5
 
Agriculture resource course is a science that is research the relationship between agriculture resource, environment and development. The characters and features of agriculture land (farming land), water, climate, bio-resource and plant nutrient resource, situation and problems existed in China have been discussed in this course. The exploit method, protection and sustainable use of agriculture resources also have been put forward.
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Course Code: 16121631
Course Name: Agricultural Entomology
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                Credits:2.0
 
The course comprises two parts. The first part presents the content of general entomology, which includes general introduction of entomology, external anatomy and biology of insect, fundamental knowledge of insect classification and ecology, and principle and methods of pest insect control. The second part include population dynamics and control of pest insect in the principal crops, including rice, wheat, barley, maize, bean, cotton, vegetable crops, tea and various fruit trees, and in storehouse.
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Course Code: 16196100
Course Name: Seed Biology
Weekly Hours: 2.0-1.0                Credits:2.5
 
Seed Biology is the key course of seed sciences. The course mainly comprises four parts: seed physiology, seed testing, seed storage and seed processing. Meantime, advanced in seed science also is introduced.
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Course Code: 16120600
Course Name: Botanical Pathology
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                Credits:2.0
 
This course is expected to be an efficient way for students to gain the ability to diagnose plant diseases and guide integrated management of plant diseases. The contents of this course comprises two major parts, which are the basic theories of development, epidemiology and control of plant diseases as the first part, and development, epidemic regularity and integrated management of important diseases in major crop plants in China as the other part.
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Course Code: 16121540
Course Name: Agricultural Biosafety
Weekly Hours: 2.0-0.0                    Credits: 2.0
 
This course will focus on the background and the severe situations of agricultural biological security, the GMO plants and animals, GMO foods, biological invaders and its control and management, and agricultural pests with high truculency and variability, and GMO potential risks for food production and ecology, and conservation of agricultural biodiversity. In addition, the biosafety law will also be discussed in the course.
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