Advanced Plant Breeding I

Course Information
TitleΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΦΥΤΩΝ Ι / Advanced Plant Breeding I
CodeΒΑΖΝ705
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420000562

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
600121016
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Background
  • General Knowledge
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Erasmus
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
Required Courses
  • ΒΑΖΝ701 Biometry
  • ΒΑΖΝ702 Cytogenetics and Plant Evolution
  • ΒΑΖΝ708 Applied Plant Psysiology
  • ΕΟΝ701 Tissue Culture
  • 011Υ RLANT PHYSIOLOGY
  • 012Υ STATISTICS
  • 024Ε GENETICS
  • 116Υ PLANT BREEDING
  • 119Υ AGRICULTURAL GENETICS
  • 126Ε SEED PRODUCTION
  • 613Υ AGRICULTURAL GENETICS
  • 637Υ AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENTATION
  • 643Υ VEGETABLE CROPS I
  • 658Ε GENETICS AND PLANT BREEDING (PRACTICALS)
Learning Outcomes
Students is expected to deeply understand the methodology used in plant breeding and to be able to apply them in breeding any cultivated species.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
The role and history of plant breeding in Agriculture. Development and exloitation of genetic variability. Genotype x Environment interaction. (GGE Biplot Analysis). Intra and Inter Competiveness. Field Experimental Designs. Estimation of Genetic parameters. Genetic relationships, Inbreeding & Heterosis. Adaptability and plasticity in plant species. Principles & Methods in Plant Breeding Parent selection and population formation by hybridization. Methods of population breeding. Genetic male sterility for population improvement and hybrid development. Type of cultivars (pure lines, hybrids, half sib , ful sib, mixtures, populations, synthetic varieties). Selection schemes on plot or self plant basis. Mass selection, Pedigree slc. Pure line slc., Recurrent selection, Ear to row, Bulk selection. Backcross method. Mutation Breeding. Explopitation of haploids and aneuploids in Plant Breeding. Breeding for resistance to biotic and abiotic conditions. Organic Breeding. Design of plant Breeding programm and cultivar's releazion. Legislation and Breeder rights. Institutional framework and International Organizations for pattenting, consolidation and protection of plant cultivars.
Keywords
Genetic variability, heredity, qualitative traits, quantitative traits, selection methods, evaluation, environmental effects in selection, evaluation seed production.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures120
Laboratory Work20
Fieldwork24
Reading Assigment15
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities12
Project26
Written assigments15
Exams8
Total240
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΦΥΤΩΝ Ρουπακιάς Δ. Εκδόσεις UNIVERSITY PRESS 2010 PRINCIPLES OF CROP IMPROVEMENT Simmonds N.W. Eds LONGMAN, London 1980 QUANTITATIVE GENETICS & GENOMICS IN PLANT BREEDING Kang M. CABI Publ. 2002
Additional bibliography for study
Αρθρα & σημειώσεις ΕΡΓΑΣΤΗΡΙΑΚΕΣ ΑΣΚΗΣΕΙΣ ΣΤΗ ΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΤΩΝ ΦΥΤΩΝ Ι. Ξυνιάς Εκδόσεις Εμβρυο 2008
Last Update
12-11-2015