Courses

  • Summer 2019

    All Terms Offered

    • Fall 2019

    Official Description

    In this course students will explore the use, curation and collection of germplasm resources to facilitate crop improvement. Genetic diversity is the foundational resource that plant breeders use for the benefit of society; however, it is often challenging to identify, access, and use desirable genes from relatives of crop plants. Strategies and methods employed by plant breeders, curators and collectors will be discussed. Topics will include using distant relatives in breeding program, selecting a subset of accessions for evaluations when large collections are available, circumventing breeding barriers to obtain wide-cross progenies, navigating intellectual property issues, and writing a successful plant exploration proposal. Course Information: 2 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Introductory courses in genetics (e.g. CPSC 352) and plant breeding (e.g. CPSC 453) or equivalent.

    TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
    This course if not available during the Summer 2019 semster
  • Fall 2019

    All Terms Offered

    • Fall 2019

    Official Description

    In this course students will explore the use, curation and collection of germplasm resources to facilitate crop improvement. Genetic diversity is the foundational resource that plant breeders use for the benefit of society; however, it is often challenging to identify, access, and use desirable genes from relatives of crop plants. Strategies and methods employed by plant breeders, curators and collectors will be discussed. Topics will include using distant relatives in breeding program, selecting a subset of accessions for evaluations when large collections are available, circumventing breeding barriers to obtain wide-cross progenies, navigating intellectual property issues, and writing a successful plant exploration proposal. Course Information: 2 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Introductory courses in genetics (e.g. CPSC 352) and plant breeding (e.g. CPSC 453) or equivalent.

    TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
    Crop Germplasm ResourcesB65647LEC01:00 PM - 01:50 PM M W F  W203 Turner Hall Erik J Sacks
    Crop Germplasm ResourcesB65647DIS02:00 PM - 02:50 PM M  W203 Turner Hall Erik J Sacks
  • Spring 2020

    All Terms Offered

    • Fall 2019

    Official Description

    In this course students will explore the use, curation and collection of germplasm resources to facilitate crop improvement. Genetic diversity is the foundational resource that plant breeders use for the benefit of society; however, it is often challenging to identify, access, and use desirable genes from relatives of crop plants. Strategies and methods employed by plant breeders, curators and collectors will be discussed. Topics will include using distant relatives in breeding program, selecting a subset of accessions for evaluations when large collections are available, circumventing breeding barriers to obtain wide-cross progenies, navigating intellectual property issues, and writing a successful plant exploration proposal. Course Information: 2 graduate hours. No professional credit. Prerequisite: Introductory courses in genetics (e.g. CPSC 352) and plant breeding (e.g. CPSC 453) or equivalent.

    TitleSectionCRNTypeHoursTimesDaysLocationInstructor
    This course if not available during the Spring 2020 semster