Genetic Resources

Course Information
TitleΦΥΤΙΚΟΙ ΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΟΙ ΠΟΡΟΙ / Genetic Resources
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
Course ID420000573

Class Information
Academic Year2018 – 2019
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Class ID
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
  • English (Instruction, Examination)
Learning Outcomes
At the end of the course, students will be able to: 1) Understand the meaning and value of Plant Genetic Resources for Agriculture and Environment 2) Apply a program or a plan aiming to sustainable management of rural farms 3) Apply a protection and conservation scheme for PGR or a plan for transfer useful genes from wild relatives to cultivated varieties
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Make decisions
  • Work in an international context
  • Work in an interdisciplinary team
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
Course Content (Syllabus)
Plant Genetic Resources. Principles and prerequests for the development of new varieties. Principles of Population Genetics and heritability. Ιntrapopulation breeding and selection methodology for use in local plant populations. Genetic background of traditional local varieties and use as gene donors. Sustainable and Οrganic breeding. Principles and methods of conservation and protection of PGR (in situ, ex situ, on farm). Multivariate analysis (PCA, CL, CA) and phylogenetic relationships. Detection and transfer of resistance or tolerance from PGR to commercial cultivars. PGR and Biodiversity. Exploitation of biodiversity for rural development. National and International Gene Banks (EPGRI) National and European Loyalties for PGR and local varieties
Plant Genetic Resources, Local varieties and populations, collection & conservation of biodiversity, Gene Banks, Sustainable and organic Breeding.PGR & biodiversity, Gene Banks, Sustainable and organic Breeding.
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Multimedia
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
Laboratory Work24
Reading Assigment25
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities12
Written assigments30
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Oral Exams (Formative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Summative)
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