Course code LauZ5124

Credit points 2

Plant Genetics and Breeding

Total Hours in Course80

Number of hours for lectures16

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes16

Independent study hours48

Date of course confirmation07.02.2012

Responsible UnitInstitute of Soil and Plant Science

Course developer

author Augsnes un augu zinātņu institūts

Arta Kronberga

Dr. agr.

Course abstract

Master students acquire deepen knowledge on theory of plant genetics and breeding: Mendelian concepts, population genetics, breeding self-pollinated and cross polinated species, breeding hybrid cultivars. Muthagenesis, polyploidy. Main directions and methods of plant breeding, genotypic and phenotypic markers.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Master students acquire deeper knowledge in genetic laws as basis for plant breeding and theoretical basis of plant breeding.
Master students comprehend genetic laws that influenced traits heredity and selection in breeding process. Students comprehend the main points of breeding sheme, different breeding methods and their validity in different breeding stages.
In result, master students working in plant breeding, are competent to select adequate breeding methods and work with him, they are competent to study and discuss scientific and other literature on topics of study course.

Compulsory reading

1. Griffiths A., Gelbart W., Lewontin R., Miller J., Modern genetic analysis. New York: W.H. Freeman and Company. 2002. 736 p.
2. Chahal G.S., Gosal S.S. Principles and procedures of plant breeding. Harrow, U.K.: Alpha Science International Ltd. 2002. 604 p.
3. Acquaah G. Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding. Blackwell Publishing, 2007. 570 p.

Further reading

1. Holms I. Laukaugu selekcija Latvijā. Rīga: Avots, 1992. 112 lpp.
2. Āboliņš M. Ģenētikas praktikums. Jelgava: LLU, 1997. 225 lpp.

Periodicals and other sources

1. Agronomijas Vēstis: zinātnisko rakstu krājums. Latvijas Lauksaimniecības un meža zinātņu akadēmija, Latvijas Lauksaimniecības Universitāte, Lauksaimniecības fakultāte. ISBN 9984555895(5). ISSN 1691-3485.
2. Latvijas Lauksaimniecības Universitātes Raksti. Latvijas Lauksaimniecības universitāte. ISSN 1407-4427.
3. Plant Breeding. Published by John Wiley and Sons. ISSN (printed): 0179-9541. ISSN (electronic): 1439-0523.