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. Classes and practicals are held at the Plant Breeding Institute at Camden and at the Biomedical Building, Australian Technology Park.
20 lectures plus group presentations and 10 hours of practicals/demonstrations (26 July - 30 August)
A take home assignment (100%)
(GENE2001 or GENE2002)