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April 19, 2022


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Genetic manipulation of crops is an issue of great current interest and controversy.

This course, Gene manipulation in plants, covers some of the basic science that underpins the debate and examines the hotly contested case study of the development of 'golden rice'. By looking at the science behind the headlines you will acquire a clearer idea of both what is possible in GM science and what may be considered desirable.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • Understand more about the science that underlies the development of genetically modified organisms and in particular how gene transfer is brought about
  • Know something of the potential benefits and uncertainties associated with gene transfer and the high levels of technical ingenuity involved
  • Understand more the science that underpins the development of Golden Rice and understand why the usefulness of this product has proved so contentious.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction 00:10:00
  • Learning outcomes 00:07:00
  • Genetic manipulation of plants and GM crops: an introduction 00:30:00
    • Preamble 00:10:00
    • Crown gall disease: genetic engineering in nature 00:25:00
    • Using A. tumefaciens to genetically modify plant cells 00:25:00
    • From infected cells to transgenic plants 00:15:00
    • Insect resistance 00:20:00
    • Herbicide tolerance 00:15:00
    • Introduction to case study 00:10:00
    • Vitamin A deficiency 00:30:00
    • A strategy for ridding the world of VAD? 00:15:00
    • The science behind Golden Rice 01:00:00
    • Golden Rice in the public domain 00:20:00
    • The ongoing story 00:20:00
    • Summary 00:20:00
    • Conclusion 00:05:00

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