An introduction to the basic principles and concepts applied for the genetic improvement of crop plants. This will also include different plant breeding methods and tools used for the development of crop cultivars. Not to be taken if credit received for PL SC 465. Prerequisites: BIOL 107 or PL SC 221.
This course will focus on different plant breeding methods and their relationship to the major crop species, as well as use of different molecular and biotechnology techniques in plant breeding. Not to be taken if credit received for PL SC 465. Prerequisite: consent of instructor.