PLANT BREEDING – Distance learning course

By: ACS Distance Education  03/08/2013
Keywords: Distance learning, correspondence courses, distance education

Study plant breeding, genetics, plant breeding industry, botany and more with this plant breeding course. There are 7 lessons in this module as follows: 1. The Scope and Nature of the Plant Breeding Industry What is Plant Breeding Scope of the Modern Industry Sources of Genetic Material Germplasm Preservation Botanic Gardens, Plant Breeding Organisations, Research Bodies 2. Introduction to Genetics Review of Plant Genetics Linkage and Crossing Over DNA Homologous Chromosomes Cell Biology -cell components, cell wall, nucleus Protein Synthesis Plant Anatomy Plant Genetics, Mendel's Principles and Experiment Genetic Terminology Gene Linkages 3. Gamete Production, Pollination and Fertilisation in Plants Phases of Plant Reproduction Gamete Production Gene Mutation Sources of Genetic Variation: Polyploidy, Bud Sports and Chimeras Male Sterility Effect of Environment Terminology Use of Pollination Biology in Plant Breeding: Pollination Process, Pollination Requirements, Cross Pollination, Fertilisation, Male/Female Recognition, Overcoming incompatibilit, Post Fertilisation, Pollen Selection, Floral Introduction etc. Mitosis and Meiosis Genes Sexual Structures in Plants: Flowers, Fruit, Seed 4. Mono Hybrid and Dihybrid Inheritance in Plants Mono hybrid Crosses Dihybrid Crosses Gene Linkages Crossing Over Recombination Quantitative Traits Terminology 5. Systematic Botany and Floral Structures Systematic Botany Plant Morphology Type Specimins Floral Diagrams International Botanical Code Binomial System; Genus and species Hybrids, Varieties, Cultivars Name Changes Nomenclature of hybrids Using Botanical Keys 6. Practical Plant Breeding Techniques Plant Breeding Programs Breeding Self Pollinated Crops Pure Line Breeding Mass Selection Pedigree Breeding Bulk Population Breeding Breeding Cross Pollinated Crops Single Plant Selection Mass Selection Progeny Selection Line Breeding Recurrent Selection Backcross Breeding Induced Polyploidy Hybrid Seed Production Dormancy Factors Affecting Germination (eg. hard seeds, impermeability to water, Chemical inhibitors, Undeveloped embryos, etc) 7. Current Developments in Plant Genetics Plant Biotechnology Genetic Engineering DNA Markers Somatic Hybridisation Micropropagation Plant Breeders Rights Trade Marks, Patents Find out more at http://www.acsedu.co.uk/Courses/General-Horticulture/PLANT-BREEDING-BHT236-529.aspx Or email us at [email protected] for more information

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