Courses

  • Summer 2021

    All Terms Offered

    • Fall 2021

    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 ResourcesEJS65647LCD202:00 PM - 02:50 PM M  325 David Kinley Hall Erik J Sacks
    Crop Germplasm ResourcesEJS65647LCD201:00 PM - 01:50 PM M W F  325 David Kinley Hall Erik J Sacks
  • Fall 2021

    All Terms Offered

    • Fall 2021

    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 ResourcesOLP66629OLD206:30 PM - 08:00 PM T R    Erik J Sacks
    Crop Germplasm ResourcesONL65647OLD206:30 PM - 08:00 PM T R    Erik J Sacks

    **Students enrolled in an Online Program must register for the OLP section.
  • Spring 2022

    All Terms Offered

    • Fall 2021

    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 ResourcesOLP66629OLD206:30 PM - 08:00 PM T R    Erik J Sacks
    Crop Germplasm ResourcesONL65647OLD206:30 PM - 08:00 PM T R    Erik J Sacks

    **Students enrolled in an Online Program must register for the OLP section.