Plant Breeding (GENE4012)


Lectures and practical work are devoted to the theory, philosophy and practice of plant breeding. The unit addresses screening techniques, conservation of genetic variability, breeding for disease resistance and integration of molecular technology in applied plant breeding, with examples from both field and horticultural crops. The unit is taught in the context [of] climate change, food security and the evolving global intellectual property environment.

Further unit of study information


20x lectures plus group presentations plus 10hrs practicals/demonstrations (26 July - 30 August)


1x2hr exam (75%) and 1 x group project (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


(GENE2001 or GENE2002) and GENE4013

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.