Seed Technology and Business
Monday, August 20, 2018 to Friday, December 14, 2018
Includes basic genetics and application of biotechnology to cultivar improvement: applicable molecular biology, gene identification, DNA manipulation, creation of vectors, cell and callous culture, transformation, selection of events, regeneration of plants, testing of events, creation of DNA markers, sequencing, and functional genomics. The course includes statistical analysis of variance as an introduction to variance components which will be used in the study of heritability. The course includes the basic principles in the classical genetic improvement of crop plants and methods of cultivar development in self-pollinated and cross-pollinated crop species.