[Crop Science and Plant Breeding] Methods for Breeding Field Crops


General information

Course name Methods for Breeding Field Crops
Course type Lecture
Course code AEF-agr046
Course coordinator Prof. Dr. Christian Jung
Faculty Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Examination office Faculty of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences
Short summary The module deals with the most important crops under central European conditions. Botany, genetics,
importance and history of the crops will be introduced. General and specific aspects of breeding methodo-
logy will be explained.

Information about study level

Study level Master
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Information about credit points, evaluation and frequency

Evaluation Oral exam
Frequency Winter semester

Information about teaching language

Teaching language English
Minimum language requirement B1
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Information about requirements

Recommended requirements Advanced understanding of genetics, evolution, botany and breeding of major crop species.
AgriGenomics students successful passing of module “Introduction to crop and animal breeding“

Information about course content, reading list and additional information

Course Content The students learn how crop plants evolved from their wild ancestors. They learn basic breeding methodo-
logy and specific breeding programs for the respective crops. The features of different kinds of cultivars will
be understood. Emphasis will be given to biotechnological techniques like molecular markers and geneti-
cally modified plants. The students will also learn how genomic techniques are employed in modern bree-
ding schemes.
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