Molecular Plant Breeding

Molecular Plant Breeding
Molecular genetics methods applied to improvement of economically important plants. Theory and methods of plant transformations.
 Hours3.0 Credit, 3.0 Lecture, 0.0 Lab
 PrerequisitesPWS 265, 340, 485, 586, PDBio 360; or equivalents; PWS 494R or concurrent enrollment.
 TaughtFall odd years
 ProgramsContaining PWS 559
Course Outcomes

Marker Systems

Discuss with proficiency the pros and cons of a minimum of seven different marker systems. Examples of these systems include RFLPs, RAPDs, AFLPs, SSRs, and SNPs

Genetic Molecular Markers

Outline the history and uses of genetic molecular markers

Lead Discussions

Lead classroom discussions using current scientific literature as the basis for the discussion

Manuscript for Journal

Prepare a manuscript for submission to a refereed scientific journal

Scientific Journals

Explain scientific ethics, etiquette, and the underpinnings as to why it is important to publish scientific journals

Academic & Industry-Based Science

Discuss the differences between academic and industry-based science