PLANT BREEDING

Course Information
TitleΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΦΥΤΩΝ / PLANT BREEDING
Code610Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate, 2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID420001500

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600119766
Type of the Course
  • Scientific Area
Course Category
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • 011Υ RLANT PHYSIOLOGY
  • 012Υ STATISTICS
  • 024Ε GENETICS
  • 611Υ FIELD CROPS I (CEREALS,LEGUMES,FORAGES)
  • 612Υ FIELD CROPS II (INDUSTRIAL CROPS)
  • 613Υ AGRICULTURAL GENETICS
  • 637Υ AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENTATION
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to: 1) Understand the role and the importance of the cultivars in the production process 2) Plan and apply a simple breeding program. 3) Understand the importance and the application of the molecular and Biotectechnological approaches in plant breeding. 4) Carry on their role as mediators between the farmer and the consumer and develop new cultivars and products
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Respect natural environment
  • Be critical and self-critical
Course Content (Syllabus)
The role and history of plant breeding in Agriculture. System of plant reproduction and exploitation in plant Breeding. The meaning of phenotype, genotype and genetic variability. Genotype x Environment interaction. Estimation of Genetic parameters & Field Experimental Designs. Plant Breeding Programm (design & steps/ aims and priorities). Type of cultivars (pure lines, hybrids, half sib , ful sib, mixtures, populations, synthetic varieties). and development of new varieties. Traits for improvement. Study of Heritability. Genetic basis of Selection. Genetic relationships, compining ability, parent selection, diallel crosses, Inbreeding & Heterosis. Principles & Methods in Plant Breeding Mass selection, Pedigree and Recurrent selection. Backcross method & evaluation of new cultivars. Applications of Biotechnology in Plant Breeding. In vitro techniques in plant breeding. Achievements of genetic engineering in plant breeding. Genetically modified plants with improved traits: Creation of resistant varieties to herbicides, insects, bacteria, viruses and extreme environmental conditions. Creation of varieties with exceptional characteristics and nutritional value. Tissue culture as a tool for genetic engineering, methods of genetic transformation, recombinant plasmids, transgene expression, genetic manipulation of chloroplastic DNA, synthetic nucleases- ZFNs. The issues of risk and regulation of biotechnology. Molecular breeding & Marker assisted Selection. Application of a realistic plant breeding programm using conventional and biotechnological approaches
Keywords
Plant breeding, Genetic variability, Selection, New varieties, Molecular and biotechnological approaches.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures120
Laboratory Work25
Fieldwork5
Reading Assigment10
Written assigments20
Exams2
Total182
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Α. Τσαυτάρης, Ε. Νιάνιου-Ομπειντάτ και Α. Πολύδωρος (2012).Βελτίωση Φυτών. Σύγχρονη Παιδεία,Θεσσαλονίκη Δ. Ρπουπακίας (2010). Βελτίωση Φυτών.University Studio Press
Additional bibliography for study
Επιστημονικά άρθρα, σημειώσεις
Last Update
02-11-2015