Fall 2023 Course Information
Plant Breeding Methods
||North Carolina State University
||3 credit hours - $600 per credit
||August 21, 2023 - December 13, 2023
Overview of plant breeding methods for advanced undergraduate and beginning graduate students. Covers principles and concepts of inheritance, germplasm resources, pollen control, measurement of genetic variances, and heterosis. Special topics include heritability, genotype-environment interaction, disease resistance, and polyploidy. In-depth coverage on methods for breeding cross-pollinated and self-pollinated crops. Prepares students for advanced plant breeding courses.
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Disability Support Services
To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.
About one week before NCSU's first day of class (or, if it is close to the start of classes, as soon as the student signs up), campus coordinator Coleman Simpson will email individual students a welcome letter with his/her campus Unity ID, student ID number, and temporary password. The email also includes log in instructions for the student’s gmail account and course content.
This course does not require an exam proctor.
This course does not include synchronous components.
Students should be aware that statistics and population genetics are a major part of this class. There should be a basic understanding of these topics prior to enrolling.