751-3500-00L Plant Breeding I
|Semester||Spring Semester 2015|
|Lecturers||A. Hund, R. Kölliker|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||German|
|Abstract||The 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.).|
|Objective||The 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.
|Literature||We recommend "Heiko Becker (2011), Pflanzenzüchtung, ISBN |
978-3-8252-3558-1", as companion of this course.