Forest Genetics and Breeding

Subject 220-837 (2009)

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Credit Points: 12.50
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
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Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 36 hours of lectures and 36 hours of practicals
Total Time Commitment: Not available
Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

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Subject Overview: Principles and methods of forest tree breeding;

quantitative genetic approaches to tree improvement; methods,

concepts and case studies in breeding for increased yield and

quality of plant products; breeding for disease and insect

resistance or tolerance in plants; genetic modification of

reproductive systems in plants; the application of special

techniques such as induced mutation, induced ploidy changes,

cytogenetics, tissue culture and DNA transfer to the genetic

improvement of plants; ecological genetics and evolution;

analysis of field data from genetic trials.

Practical Work: Laboratory practicals, written assignments and

at least one field excursion will illustrate aspects of the lectures

and will demonstrate the application of genetic principles to

forest tree breeding.

Assessment: Assessment: In addition to a three hour written examination at the end of the subject, written and practical tests may be giventhroughout the course. Marks may be also be given forassignments and practical work. It is proposed to hold at leastone field excursion to demonstrate aspects of forest treebreeding. The timetable and weighting given to eachcomponent of assessment will be published at the beginning ofthe subject.
Prescribed Texts: None
Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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