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Breeding Field Crops

Undergraduate course (BSc)

4 unit (3 + 1 units)

  1. Breeding self-fertilized crops

History, flower structure, hybridization methods, breeding methods and objectives in the following crops: wheat (a leading crop for complete details), barley, rice, tobacco, flax, grain legumes (pulses), oats, soybean and safflower.

 

  1. Breeding self-fertilized crops

History, flower structure, hybridization methods, breeding methods and objectives in the following crops: maize (a leading crop for complete details) rye, cotton, sugar beet, alfalfa, sugarcane and sunflower

 

  1. Gene effect and action, heritability and overview of genetic designs

 

Practices:

  1. Preparation and submission of a breeding project on a crop by each student
  2. Visits of local and national Plant Breeding Institutes
Prerequisites: 

Cytogenetics

Grading Policy: 
90% final exam; 10% term paper/seminar

 

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