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.
20 lectures plus group presentations and 10 hours of practicals/demonstrations (26 July - 30 August)
One 2-hour exam (75%) and one group project (25%)
(GENE2001 or GENE2002) and GENE4013