Plant Genetic Resources and Propagation material

Course Information
TitleΦΥΤΟΓΕΝΕΤΙΚΟΙ ΠΟΡΟΙ ΚΑΙ ΠΟΛΛΑΠΛΑΣΙΑΣΤΙΚΟ ΥΛΙΚΟ / Plant Genetic Resources and Propagation material
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter
CoordinatorAthanasios Mavromatis
Course ID600017383

Programme of Study: Prógramma metaptychiakṓn Spoudṓn Genetikī, Veltíōsī fytṓn kai Paragōgī Pollaplasiastikoý Ylikoý

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOS - Ypochreōtiká & EpilogīsElective Courses117

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Instructors from Other Categories
  • Foteini Mylona
Weekly Hours4
Total Hours52
Class ID
Course Type 2021
Specialization / Direction
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
The course is also offered to exchange programme students.
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) Organize different projects for protection and exploitation of Forest's Biodiversity as related to Climate change 3) Apply a program or a plan aiming to sustainable management of rural farms 4) Apply protection and conservation schemes for PGR or a follow specific plans for transfer useful genes from wild relatives to cultivated varieties 5) Be Familiar with techniques and methodologies used in Gene Banks for PGR Conservation
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The role of Plant Genetic Resources in Agriculture. Categories of PGRs and type of cultivars. Agriculture Biodiversity as useful resource for Plant Breeding. Biodiversity and Climate change. Biodivesrity for Sustainable Agriculture. Collection & Conservation of Plant Genetic Resources In situ/ Ex situ and on Farm conservation Gene Banks, Networks and International Vectors for Conservation of PGRs Forests & Biodiversity - Factors which influences the survivor and development of forest plant species Dynamic and Stable systems (in situ) for protection of Forest PGRs Ex situ models for the protection of Forest PGRs Study methods for Biodiversity Phylogenetic relationships and genetic studies in plant species. New technologies for discriminate the differentiation among plant species Exploitation of local (traditional) cultivars and endemic plant species in Plant Breeding Programs - Paricipatory Breeding • Products of Protective designation of Origin (PDO) • Products of Geographical Indication (PGI) The Role of PGRs in Horticulture Local genetic germplasm for Fruit species The modern international view for new type of cultivars in Fruit species Genetics & Breeding in Forestry plant species Systems for protect the Forest Plant Genetic Resources Legal framework for the protection of Forest Plant Genetic Resources EU Laws and Regulations on PGRs International Protocols for conservation of PGRs and Biodiversity Modern approaches on conservation and Utilization of PGRs Pricniples of National & International Strategies for the Sustainable Management of Genetic Resources
Plant Genetic Resources, Local cultivars, Collection, Conservation & Utilization of Agricultural and Forestry Biodiversity, Gene Banks
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Slide presentations
  • Video lectures
  • Interactive excersises
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
  • Use of ICT in Student Assessment
Course Organization
Reading Assigment30
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities15
Written assigments20
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Formative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative)
Additional bibliography for study
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