- Schedule of Classes - June 2, 2019 7:14PM EDT
- Course Catalog - June 2, 2019 7:15PM EDT
Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.
Emphasizes critical discussion and evaluation of selected benchmark papers and current literature. Reviews and discusses conventional and molecular selection techniques and breeding objectives, methods, and strategies for both self- and cross-pollinated crops. Requires extensive outside reading. Grades are based on four papers demonstrating creative thinking and analysis of plant breeding concepts.
When Offered Spring (offered alternate years).
Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: PLBRG 4030.
- Convey to professional and lay audiences, orally and in writing, advanced concepts relating to strategies for crop improvement.
- Explain the fundamental concepts that underlie a well designed breeding program to improve both quantitative and qualitative traits in plant.
- Articulate a vision for the future trends that will transform plant breeding in the coming decade.
- Appreciate the central role that crop improvement plays in global food security, health and well-being.
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