Course Information
TitleΒΕΛΤΙΩΣΗ ΦΥΤΩΝ / PLANT BREEDING
CodeΝ510Υ
FacultyAgriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment
SchoolAgriculture
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodSpring
CommonYes
StatusActive
Course ID420001963

Programme of Study: PPS Geōponías (2019-sīmera)

Registered students: 0
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the other845
FYTIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)845

Programme of Study: UPS School of Agriculture (2011-today)

Registered students: 251
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
KORMOSElective Courses belonging to the other1056
FYTIKĪS PARAGŌGĪSCompulsory Course belonging to the selected specialization (Compulsory Specialization Course)1056

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodSpring
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours5
Total Hours70
Class ID
600143129
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
  • Ν021Υ PLANT PHYSIOLOGY
  • Ν028Ε GENETICS
  • Ν523Ε AGRICULTURAL EXPERIMENTATION
  • Ν539Ε MOLECULAR GENETICS
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 breeder
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Work autonomously
  • Work in teams
  • Work in an international context
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Respect natural environment
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
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 and risks of biotechnological applications in agriculture. Molecular breeding & Marker assisted Selection. Application of a realistic plant breeding programm using conventional and biotechnological approaches
Keywords
Plant breeding, Genetic variability, Selection, Methodology New varieties, Molecular and biotechnological approaches.
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 Laboratory Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Lectures120
Laboratory Work14
Fieldwork5
Reading Assigment10
Written assigments16
Exams3
Total168
Student Assessment
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Multiple Choice Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Formative, Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Formative, Summative)
  • Performance / Staging (Formative, Summative)
  • Labortatory Assignment (Formative, Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
Τσαυτάρης Α., Ε. Νιάνιου-Ομπειντατ και Α. Πολύδωρος. Βελτίωση Φυτών. Θεσσαλονίκη: Σύγχρονη Παιδεία (Κωδικός Εύδοξος 148677)
Additional bibliography for study
Ρουπακιάς Δ. (2010). Βελτίωση Φυτών. Θεσσαλονίκη. University Studio Press
Last Update
18-05-2020