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Plant Breeding 4 / Bridio Planhigion 4


Course Information


If you are resident in Wales, this course is free until the end of 2023. If you would like to continue with the course after this time the fees are £100 for non-accredited CPD or £250 to access assessments and work towards 5-credits. More details at https://ibersdl.org.uk/study-options/ibers-dl-microcredentials/about-microcredentials/


This 4th short module in the Plant Breeding set focusses on:
- Plant Participatory Breeding programmes and Utilising Diversity in plant breeding programmes
- The role of mutants and biotechnology
- Genetics

CQFW Level 7 - Masters Level


Course Code


Course Leader

Dr Sarah Watson-Jones
Course Description

This course will explore:

Through a series of online lectures, guided reading and quizzes, students will look at:

Plant Participatory Breeding & Utilising Diversity
• Evaluate the different historical approaches to crop domestication.
• Plan for the collection and management of ex situ plant genetic resources.
• Propose a client-oriented plant breeding programme

Mutants and BioTechnology
• Describe the use of backcrossing for introgression of new traits or diversity into a breeding program
• Propose uses for a mutagenised population in a breeding program
• Evaluate the utility of biotechnology in plant breeding
• Assess the use of mutagenesis or biotechnology for the creation of genetic diversity versus exploring natural sources

Genetics in Plant Breeding
• Propose a qualitative or quantitative genetics project which could advance your breeding program.
• Design a mapping population for QTL analysis and a training population for GS development.
• Describe the benefits that MAS/GS would provide in a breeding program.
• Appraise a breeding program for the adoption of MAS or GS

Those wishing to be assessed will submit a 1500 word report (pass-mark 50%).

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I live outside Wales.
20/09/202331/12/2023£100.00[Read More]

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