PLBRG 4070

PLBRG 4070

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2022-2023.

The nutrients in human diets are ultimately derived from plants. However, the edible portions of the world's most extensively grown staple food crops are poor sources for numerous micronutrients and health-promoting compounds that are essential for sustaining and enhancing life. The improvement of crop nutritional quality through breeding, termed biofortification, is a sustainable strategy being used to address micronutrient deficiences worldwide. This course covers recent progress on crop nutritional quality trait improvement. The lectures will focus on vitamins, minerals, prebiotics, phytonutrients, essential amino acids, and fatty acids in the context of better human nutrition and health.

When Offered Fall.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: one majors-level biology course or permission of instructors.

Course Attribute (CU-SBY)

  • Articulate why there is a compelling need for improving the nutritional quality of food crops.
  • Explain the approaches and mechanisms used for nutritional quality improvement.
  • Describe the status of development and commercialization of nutrient-dense crops.
  • Demonstrate improvement in the ability to write and speak to scientific audiences.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Combined with: PLBRG 6070

  • 2 Credits Stdnt Opt

  •  2116 PLBRG 4070   LEC 001

    • MW Emerson Hall 135
    • Aug 22 - Dec 5, 2022
    • Gore, M

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: one majors-level biology course or permission of instructors.