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Swayam

Economic Botany: Plant Resource utilization

University of Kashmir and CEC via Swayam

Overview

The course “Plant Resource Utilization” is a core course in B.Sc. Botany under the Choice Based Credit System (CBSE). The course is specially designed to supplement and enhance the understanding of students about different dimensions of plant identification as a resource for self-sustenance, their domestication, commercialization based on the need and induction of modification using modern techniques. Starting from basic concept of Plant resource identification, their domestication and commercialization and ultimately culminating with genetic manipulation for self dependence.

Syllabus

COURSE LAYOUT

WEEK TITLE OF LECTURE/MODULE DURATION GRADED ASSESSMENTWEEK-1DAY-1 Vavilov’s Centre’s of origin Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-1DAY-2 Evolution of Crops Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-1DAY-3 Crop domestication and loss of Genetic Diversity Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-1DAY-4 Wheat and its products Quizzes/Assignments



WEEK-1DAY-5 Rice: Botany, cultivation and economic importance Quizzes/Assignments



WEEK-2DAY-1 Rice fields Quizzes/Assignments

WEEK-2DAY-2 Milling of Rice and its by-products Quizzes/Assignments

WEEK-2DAY-3 Sugars– as information molecules Quizzes/Assignments

WEEK-2DAY-4 Sugarcane: Botany, cultivation, and its economic importance Quizzes/Assignments







WEEK-2DAY-5



Genetically modified crops




Quizzes/AssignmentsWEEK-3DAY-1 Fats and oils Quizzes/Assignments


WEEK-3DAY-2 Essential oils: General account, extraction methods, comparison with fatty oils and their uses. Quizzes/AssignmentsWEEK-3DAY-3 Eucalyptus essential oils Quizzes/Assignments




WEEK-3DAY-4 Sandalwood essential oil Quizzes/Assignments


WEEK-3DAY-5 Rosa essential oil Quizzes/AssignmentsWEEK-4DAY-1 Mustard: Botany, cultivation, and economic importance Quizzes/Assignments



WEEK-4DAY-2 General description, classification, extraction, uses and health implications of linseed oil Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-4DAY-3 Brief Account of Millets Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-4DAY-4 Economic importance of fennel Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-4DAY-5 Timber: general account with special reference to teak and pine Quizzes/Assignments


















WEEK-5DAY-1 Timber extraction–mining, dams, and their effects on forests, and tribal people: case studies Quizzes/Assignments


WEEK-5DAY-2 Legumes: Structure and composition Quizzes/AssignmentsWEEK-5DAY-3 Processing of legumes Quizzes/Assignments




WEEK-5DAY-4 Pigeon pea: Origin, morphology and uses. Quizzes/Assignments


WEEK-5DAY-5 Chickpea: Origin, morphology and uses Quizzes/AssignmentsWEEK-6DAY-1 Starch: Commercial sources and productivity Quizzes/Assignments



WEEK-6DAY-2 Potato: Botany, cultivation, and economic importance Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-6DAY-3 Cinchona: Botany and uses Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-6DAY-4 Soybean: General description, classification, extraction, uses, and heath implications Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-6DAY-5 Economic importance of Clove and Black pepper Quizzes/Assignments














WEEK-7DAY-1 Spices and Condiments: General account Quizzes/Assignments


WEEK-7DAY-2 Spices -Classification, trade, flavors, processing, and quality Quizzes/AssignmentsWEEK-7DAY-3 Medicinal plants: General account Quizzes/Assignments




WEEK-7DAY-4 Green gold of Kashmir Himalayas: Medicinal herbs Quizzes/Assignments


WEEK-7DAY-5 Therapeutic and habit forming drug Cannabis Quizzes/AssignmentsWEEK-8DAY-1 Digitals: General Account Quizzes/Assignments



WEEK-8DAY-2 Papaver: General Account Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-8DAY-3 Tobacco: Morphology, processing, uses and health hazards Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-8DAY-4 Cotton: Botany, cultivation, and economic importance Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-8DAY-5 Jute: Cultivation and economic importance Quizzes/Assignments



















WEEK-9DAY-1 Coconut: Botany, cultivation, and economic importance Quizzes/Assignments


WEEK-9DAY-2 Coir: Morphology, extraction and uses Quizzes/AssignmentsWEEK-9DAY-3 Coffee: Botany, cultivation, and processing Quizzes/Assignments




WEEK-9DAY-4 Rubber: Botany, cultivation, processing, and uses Quizzes/Assignments


WEEK-9DAY-5 Simple sugars Quizzes/AssignmentsWEEK-10DAY-1 Firewood and timber sources Quizzes/Assignments



WEEK-10DAY-2 DNA damage Quizzes/Assignments
WEEK-10DAY-3 Projected risks & benefits of genetically modified crops Quizzes/Assignments

Taught by

Prof. Irshad Ahmad Nawchoo

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