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Plant Breeding and Plant Physiology


Course evaluation

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BI1367-20076 - Course evaluation report

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Additional course evaluations for BI1367

Academic year 2022/2023

Plant Breeding and Plant Physiology (BI1367-20006)

2022-11-01 - 2023-01-15

Academic year 2021/2022

Plant Breeding and Plant Physiology (BI1367-20080)

2021-11-02 - 2022-01-16

Syllabus and other information


BI1367 Plant Breeding and Plant Physiology, 15.0 Credits

Växtförädling och växtfysiologi


Horticultural Science Biology

Education cycle

Bachelor’s level


Title Credits Code
Examination 12.0 0102
Laboratory sessions 3.0 0103

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, has at least 60 credits in first-cycle course/s as entry requirementsBachelor’s level (G2F)

Grading scale

5:Pass with Distinction, 4:Pass with Credit, 3:Pass, U:Fail The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.



Prior knowledge

Knowledge equivalent to 60 credits in biology or horticultural science.


The 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 a student has failed an examination, the examiner has the right to issue supplementary assignments. This applies if it is possible and there are grounds to do so.
- The examiner can provide an adapted assessment to students entitled to study support for students with disabilities following a decision by the university. Examiners may also issue an adapted examination or provide an alternative way for the students to take the exam.
- If this syllabus is withdrawn, SLU may introduce transitional provisions for examining students admitted based on this syllabus and 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 submission. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.
  • 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.

Other information

- The right to participate in teaching and/or supervision only applies for the course instance the student was admitted to and registered on.

- If there are special reasons, students are entitled to participate in components with compulsory attendance when the course is given again. Read more in the Education Planning and Administration Handbook.

Responsible department

Department of Plant Breeding

Further information

Determined by: Programnämnden för utbildning inom landskap och trädgård (PN - LT)
Biology field: Övriga biologikurser
Replaces: BI1145, BI1343, BI1286, BI1189

Litterature list

  1. Plant Breeding, Second edition Författare: J. Brown, P. Caligari, H. Campos ISBN: 978-0-470-65829-1 [ Plant Breeding, Second edition] (< >)1) Plant Physiology And Development Författare: Taiz L., Zeiger E., Moller I.M., Murphy A. ISBN: 978-1-60535-255-8 [Plant Physiology And Development] ( Kommentar: Rekommenderad bok

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: Bachelor’s level (G2F)
Subject: Horticultural Science Biology
Course code: BI1367 Application code: SLU-20076 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Plant Breeding Pace: 100%