PLS0032 Advanced Plant Breeding and Genetic Resources, 10.0 Credits
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
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.
Accepted as PhD-student.
On 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
The 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 to be reported in writing and orally.
- Excursions to institutes or companies involved in plant breeding.
The course will include lectures, laboratory practices, study visits, seminars on scientific publications, project design and oral presentation of the designed project.
Formats and requirements for examination
Seminars and written reports and oral presentation of the designed project.
Last day for application is 25 October.
Course time: 2 November 2020 - 17 January 2021.
Department of Plant Breeding