Advanced Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources
Information from the course leader
Welcome to participate in the course! There are no fixed course books that you need to buy, so the course literature will be minaly lectures that you will get and online research articles. The tentative time schedule is available on this website and minor modifications may be made later on after having responese from all teachers. The study visits will likely be physical as it looks like now.
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The course evaluation is open
You have until 2022-01-30
Additional course evaluations for BI1345
Academic year 2021/2022Advanced Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources (BI1345-M2058) 2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16
Academic year 2020/2021Advanced Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources (BI1345-20082) 2020-11-02 - 2021-01-17
Academic year 2019/2020Advanced Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources (BI1345-20046) 2019-11-01 - 2020-01-19
BI1345 Advanced Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, 15.0 CreditsAdvanced Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources
SubjectsBiology Horticultural science
Education cycleMaster’s level
Advanced study in the main fieldSecond cycle, only first-cycle courses as entry requirements(A1N)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 120 credits, including 60 credits in Biology or 60 credits in Horticultural Science and English 6.
ObjectivesOn completion of the course, the student will be able to:
- use genetic theory and practices to design a breeding strategy for a given species
- understand the role of genetic resources in plant breeding
- evaluate and utilize genetic resources for a given species
- apply modern technology to plant breeding.
ContentThe course content consists of the following main items:
- Importance of genetic resources and plant breeding for sustainable and successful plant growing.
- Genetic variation and gene erosion in horticultural plant species.
- Collections and international aspects of genetic resources.
- Biotechnological tools and their use in plant breeding.
- DNA markers and their use in plant breeding.
- Case studies on e.g. disease resistance or product quality and how these characteristics can be genetically altered and improved. Case studies are reported in writing and orally.
- Excursions to institutes or companies involved in plant breeding.
Scheduled practicals, seminars and study visits are compulsory.
Formats and requirements for examinationThe examination consists of written reports and oral presentations. To pass the course, approved written reports, pass in the oral presentations and approved participation in compulsory components are required.
- If the student fails a test, the examiner may give the student a supplementary assignment, provided this is possible and there is reason to do so.
- If the student has been granted special educational support because of a disability, the examiner has the right to offer the student an adapted test, or provide an alternative assessment.
- If changes are made to this course syllabus, or if the course is closed, SLU shall decide on transitional rules for examination of students admitted under this syllabus but who have not yet passed the course.
- For the examination of a degree project (independent project), the examiner may also allow the student to add supplemental information after the deadline. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.
- The right to take part in teaching and/or supervision only applies to the course date to which the student has been admitted and registered on.
- If there are special reasons, the student may take part in course components that require compulsory attendance at a later date. For more information on this, please refer to the regulations for education at Bachelor's and Master's level.