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751-3500-00L  Plant Breeding I

SemesterSpring Semester 2015
LecturersA. Hund, R. Kölliker
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionGerman


AbstractThe course has a strong focus on the utilization of plant genetics for breeding. It serves a basic understanding on the reproductive biology of plants, population genetics, quantitative genetics, breeding techniques, modern biotechnology, genetic engineering, breeding schemes and variety release procedures. The course is complemented by excursions to breeders during semester brake (18.-21.6.).
ObjectiveThe course will give a basic understanding of plant genetics and breeding as required for the master courses "Genetic Resources" and
"Plant Breeding". At the end of this course, students will know fundamentals of plant breeding and they will be able to assess the selection and use of different breeding tools and procedures.
LiteratureWe recommend "Heiko Becker (2011), Pflanzenzüchtung, ISBN
978-3-8252-3558-1", as companion of this course.