Plant Breeding (GENE4012)

UNIT OF STUDY

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.

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Classes

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

Assessment

1x2hr exam (75%) and 1xgroup project (25%)

Faculty/department permission required?

No

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Prerequisites and assumed knowledge

GENE2001, GENE4013

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