Plant Breeding and Plant Physiology
BI1367 Plant Breeding and Plant Physiology, 15.0 CreditsVäxtförädling och växtfysiologi
SubjectsBiology Horticultural science
Education cycleFirst cycle
Advanced study in the main fieldFirst cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(G2F)
Prior knowledgeKnowledge equivalent to 60 credits in biology or horticultural science.
ObjectivesThe course aims at providing knowledge about plant breeding including genetics and important physiological processes along with environmental factors involved.
On completion of the course, students will be able to:
- explain briefly basic plant genetics
- describe briefly important traditional and modern breeding methods and their potential applications
- describe briefly important plant physiological processes at the molecular level
- explain effects of environmental factors on growth and development and plant responses to stress
- explain the principle of micropropagation and apply micropropagation in plant production.
- discuss ethical issues related to plant breeding
Formats and requirements for examination.
- 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.