Education

Course Code: 16120920
Course Name: Molecular Breeding
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                     Credits: 2.0
 
This course aims to give students the knowledge on plant molecular breeding and its applications in related fields. On the base of brief introduction to conventional breeding, the course will emphasis on the theory, methodology and application of genetic transformation and molecular marker used as two core techniques of molecular breeding in now days. The course will also discuss the reverse genetics technique and its application in plant variety improvement. Moreover, it will cover five experiments related with genetic transformation mediated by Agrobacterium, genetic characterization of transformats, and development, detection and application of molecular markers.
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Course Code: 16120940
Course Name: Research Training
Weekly Hours: +3                     Credits: 1.5
 
This course is designed to build students’ innovative and comprehensive practical capacity in the application of biological sciences. The main contents of this course focus on building the students’ capacity in integrative use of the basic knowledge and operational skills that they have learned in their preparatory courses. Under the teachers’ instructions, the students are required to design and implement scientific researches themselves in three major laboratories in the department, doing a month of research in each lab (a total of three months). These will help them acquire the major experimental laboratory techniques and methods, and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the research directions, methods and their development trends. Upon the completion of the course, the students are required to pass the examination organized by the Group of Experts of the department.
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Course Code: 16120950
Course Name: Research Training
Weekly Hours: 0.0-3.0                     Credits: 1.5
 
This course is designed to build students’ innovative and comprehensive practical capacity in the application of biological sciences. The main contents of this course focus on building the students’ capacity in integrative use of the basic knowledge and operational skills that they have learned in their preparatory courses. Under the teachers’ instructions, the students are required to design and implement scientific researches themselves in three major laboratories in the department, doing a month of research in each lab (a total of three months). These will help them acquire the major experimental laboratory techniques and methods, and deepen their knowledge and understanding of the research directions, methods and their development trends. Upon the completion of the course, the students are required to pass the examination organized by the Group of Experts of the department.
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Course Code: 16121010
Course Name: Biological Instrument Analysis
Weekly Hours: 1.0-3.0                     Credits: 2.5
 
This course is a professional basic course for undergraduate of agriculture, biotechnology and bio-engineering. It is mainly taught in bio-instrumentation and analysis of the basic theory and experimental techniques, including spectroscopy, chromatography analysis, the apparatus and systems of genetic engineering. Through a series of experiments which will make the theory and practice combine, students will grasp the basic theory, the basic way of thinking about instrumental analysis and the basic operation of the major analytical instruments. This course will introduce the latest progress and trends of molecular biology equipment.
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Course Code: 16121160
Course Name: Phytochemistry and Natural Medicine
Weekly Hours: 2.0-1.0                    Credits: 2.5
 
Main classes of plant-derived natural products including alkaloids, glycosides, flavonoids, quinonoids, phenylpropanoids, terpenoids and steroids are introduced with respect to their structural characteristics, distribution, biosynthetic pathways, isolation and biological activities. Other topics of the course include the history, classification and recordation of natural medicine; applications of modern bio-techniques in natural medicine development; manufacture process of medicinal constituents; establishment and management of biological medicine standards and, good practices for production of medicinal herbs. Teaching activities consist of class-room lectures, experiments and field trips.
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Course Code: 16121220
Course Name: Molecular Biology
Weekly Hours: 2.0-0.0                    Credits: 2.0
 
Molecular biology pertains to the study of living systems at the molecular level, especially DNA and RNA, and provides a background appropriate for further work in the rapidly expanding areas of genomics, cell biology, and biotechnology. This course will focus on the following topics: (1) structure and function of DNA and genome, (2) DNA replication and transcription, (3) translation of protein and the mechanism, (4) gene expression and regulation in prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms, and (5) some basic biotechniques.
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Course Code: 16195650
Course Name: Cell Biology
Weekly Hours: 2.0-1.0                Credits:2.5
 
This is a core basic course of cell biology for undergraduate students of agriculture and biotechnology. It mainly covers following topics: cell structures, cell signaling pathways, cellular organelles and functions, cell cytoskeletons, mechnisms of cell division, aging and apoptosis. Meanwhile, we also introduce basic experimental methods and techniques for the study of cell biology.
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Course Code: 16590110
Course Name: Immunology and its Application Technology
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                Credits:2.0
 
The course will explain the basic knowledge of immunology and will give an introduction to the principles and skills of immunological techniques. Firstly, the basic knowledge of antigen and antibody is introduced. Secondly, preparation of ploymonoclonal antibodies and monoclonal antibodies is described. Thirdly, a series of lectures introduces to students the structures and functions of the immune system of animal.Finally, the course will highlight the techniques in the field of immunology, such as the techniques of polyclonal and monoclonal antibody preparation, agglutination test, precipitation reaction, complement fixation test (CFT), immunofluorescence technique, enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ElISA), radioimmunoassay (RIA), immunogold technique, chemiluminescence immunoassay (CLIA) and western blot.
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Course Code: 16120292
Course Name: Biophysics
Weekly Hours: 2.0-0.0                Credits:2.0
 
The course consists of molecular biophysics, membrane and cell biophysics, radiation biophysics, theoretical biophysics, physical methods and techniques in biological system study. By introduction of the structural foundation of protein, the structure and function of biomembrane, radiation and its biological effects, the mathematical methods in protein structure prediction and analysis, instrument techniques and applications for biological system study, the course teaches the students to understand the basic concepts and knowledge of biophysics, and the physical methods and techniques in biological system study.
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Course Code: 16121400
Course Name: Management of Tea Industry
Weekly Hours: 2.5-0.0                Credits:2.5
 
The course aims to introduce to the student modern agricultural technologies. The main content includes the techniques in cropping, farming, food processing, and digital agriculture. The course also discusses new emerging techniques and their applications in agriculture.
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Course Code: 16121460
Course Name: Introduction to Plant Biotechnology
Weekly Hours: 1.0-2.0                Credits:2.0
 
Plant biotechnology mainly focuses on improving plant with biotechnology, reflects the applications of plant molecular biology. The principal contents include plant genetic engineer, tissue and organic culture, molecular marker assistant selection breeding and etc. This course is a key subject for biology and is very important and useful for students.
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Course Code: 16121480
Course Name: Applied Microbiology and Experiments
Weekly Hours: 1.5-2.0                Credits:2.5
 
This course introduces basic knowledge of microbiology and microbes in the application of agriculture, industry and environmental protection, food and pharmaceutical etc. Contents include: prokaryote, virus, Eucaryotic microbes, microbial nutrition and metabolism, microbial growth and control, microbial ecology, the biogeochemical cycles and agricultural production, microorganism and environmental protection, microorganism and food, drugs and clean energy, etc.
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Course Code: 16121490
Course Name: Applications of Nuclear Techniques in Agriculture
Weekly Hours: 2.0-0.0                Credits:2.0
 
This course involves basic nuclear physics, basic radiochemistry, radiation dose and radiation protection, Principles and methods of Radioactivity measurement, Basic radiobiology, Tracing technique and its application, and the application of nuclear radiation, etc. The goal of this course is to help students eliminating their fear of nuclear, understanding the application prospects of nuclear technique in the study of agriculture, mastering the principles and experimental design in radioactive/stable isotope tracer method, all kinds of radioactive measurement techniques, measurement of radiation dose and radiation protection and other basic professional knowledge.
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Course Code: 16121500
Course Name: Irradiation Techniques and Technology of Agricultural Products
Weekly Hours: 1.5-1.0                Credits:2.0
 
This course introduces the basic principles of radiation technology and processes of agricultural products. The contents includes: the development history and present state of radiation technology, the basic principle of radiation technology, equipment of radiation, health security and detection method of radiation, processing principle and technology of radiation. The references come from the relevant textbooks and national standards.
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Course Code: 16121510
Course Name: Scientific Manuscript Writing And Specialized English Meteorology
Weekly Hours: 2.0-0.0                Credits:2.0
 
This course is offered for junior biology students. This course covers key aspects of English for Biology, reference search and managing, scientific writing and presentation, principles and regulations for scientific research and publishing. The students participate in reading research articles, abstracting, poster preparation, and oral presentation. The principal aim of this course is to guide the students to know how to read professional English literatures efficiently, to write and publish scientific papers properly, to prepare poster and oral presentation clearly and effectively.
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Course Code: 16121810
Course Name: Gene and protein engineering
Weekly Hours: 1.0-2.0                Credits:2.0
 
Genetic engineering arms to transfer the specific gene into an adaptive host organism through recombinant DNA techniques, which may result in a new capability. Protein engineering is used to construct and analyze modified proteins using genetic engineering and other methods. The generation of proteins with improved activity and stability is now feasible. The contents in this course include the basic knowledge and experiment techniques of gene cloning, molecular design of protein, gene modification, gene expression, functional analyses of protein and so on.
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Course Code: 16195590
Course Name: Pesticide Science
Weekly Hours: 2.0-1.0                Credits:2.5
 
Content: This course consists of basic knowledge on pesticides, pesticide preparing, principle on pesticide application, introduction about different type of pesticides and their mode of action, pesticide resistance, principle on integrated management of pests, effect of pesticides on ecosystem and environment, bio-originated pesticides, and innovation and development of pesticides. Attached experiment including: pesticide preparing and quality inspecting, pesticide bioassay (indoor and field), mode of action of pesticides, pesticide residual analysis, and so on. Based on class learning and experiment, the students should hold the basic knowledge and principal method about pesticide application, clarify correlation among chemical control, integrated management, and environmental protection, and gain a foundation for further application of pesticides in practice
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Course Code: 16195591
Course Name: Pesticide Science
Weekly Hours: 2.5-1.0                Credits:3.0
 
The pesticide science is combination of chemistry, toxicology, environmental toxicology of pesticides. It a subject developed from the practice relating utilization of pesticides to manage insect pests, pathogens, weed, and so on. The content of the subject includes concepts, pesticide preparation, insecticides, acaricides, fungicides, herbicides, plant growth regulators, rodenticides, nematocides, pest resistance and its management, concepts of environmental toxicology, and so on.
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