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Plant Breeding and Plant Physiology


BI1367 Plant Breeding and Plant Physiology, 15.0 Credits

Växtförädling och växtfysiologi

Syllabus approved



Biology Horticultural science

Education cycle

First cycle

Advanced study in the main field

First cycle, at least 60 credits from first-cycle courses as entry requirements(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 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 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.

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
There are no Grading criteria posted for this course
1) Plant Breeding, Second edition
Author: J. Brown, P. Caligari, H. Campos
ISBN: 978-0-470-65829-1
2) Plant Physiology And Development
Author: Taiz L., Zeiger E., Moller I.M., Murphy A.
ISBN: 978-1-60535-255-8
Comments: Rekommenderad bok

Course facts

The course is offered as an independent course: Yes The course is offered as a programme course: Horticultural Management - Gardening and Horticultural Production, Bachelor´s Programme Tuition fee: Tuition fee only for non-EU/EEA/Switzerland citizens: 38054 SEK Cycle: First cycle
Subject: Biology Horticultural science
Course code: BI1367 Application code: SLU-20076 Location: Alnarp Distance course: No Language: Swedish Responsible department: Department of Plant Breeding Pace: 100%