Course code LauZ6123

Credit points 5

Special Plant Breeding

Total Hours in Course200

Number of hours for lectures40

Number of hours for seminars and practical classes20

Independent study hours140

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

In special plant breeding course the objects are different plant species. Master students acquire deepen knowledge of the species genetic characteristics and methods of its selection based on hybridization, mutation, haploidy and polyploidy, heterosis, tissue culture, the newest genetic methods, the direction and goals of breeding. The students are familirized with initial material for breeding, achievements.

Learning outcomes and their assessment

Master students acquire deeper knowledge in breeding of different field crop species.
Master students comprehend choice of breeding methods, scheme, initial material for specific species depending from its biology and breeding goal.
In result, master students are competent to work in breeding of concrete species, 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. Poehlman J.M., Sleper D.A. Breeding Field Crops. Ames, Iowa: Blackwell Publiching Professional, 1995. 510 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. Частная селекция полевых культур.- Москва: Колос, 2004. 654 c.
4. Acquaah G. Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding. Blackwell Publishing, 2007. 570 p.

Further reading

1. Wheat production, properties and quality. / Ed. By W. Bushuk,V.F. Rasper. Blackie Academic and Professional, 1996.
2. Potato genetics.Ed. by J. E. Bradshaw, B. K. Mackay -Wallingford: CAB Internatonal, 1994. 552 p.

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. Plant BreedingPlant Breeding. Published by John Wiley and Sons. ISSN (printed): 0179-9541. ISSN (electronic): 1439-0523.
3. Euphytica Published by Springer. ISSN (printed): 0014-2336. ISSN (electronic): 1573-5060. Pieejams LLU FB abonētajā datubāze SpringerLink http://www.springerlink.com/content/0014-2336/