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Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants

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Online, synchronous course via Zoom at the Plant Breeding Center of the University of Minnesota in Spring 2022

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Remote course on

Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants

18 January - 28 April 2022

Via Zoom

Offered by the

Plant Breeding Center at the University of Minnesota

 

Instructor

Dr. Rex Bernardo

 

Course Description

Most economically important traits in crops are quantitative rather than qualitative. We will study of how quantitative genetics applies to plant breeding. The goals and expectations are for each course participant to:

1. Understand fundamental concepts of population and quantitative genetics;

2. Explore how quantitative genetics principles can help a plant breeder design and implement a breeding program; and

3. Appreciate the theory, experimental approaches, and evidence that form the basis for these concepts and breeding strategies.

Target Audience and Prerequisites

This semester-long course (Spring 2022) is intended for M.S. and Ph.D. students, postdocs, and industry scientists.

 

Required textbook

Bernardo, R. 2020. Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants. 3rd edition, Stemma Press, Woodbury, MN (http://stemmapress.com)

 

Costs

US $1800 for graduate students, postdocs, and faculty

US $2100 for industry participants

 

Course Credit (or lack thereof) and Tests

This remote course is equivalent to AGRO 8202, Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants, which is part of the graduate curriculum in Applied Plant Sciences (Plant Breeding/Molecular Genetics) at the University of Minnesota.

This remote course does not carry graduate credit from the University of Minnesota. However, M.S. and Ph.D. students who want to explore arrangements to earn course credit at their local university should contact Dr. Bernardo.

For self-assessment of progress through the course, midterm tests and a final exam will be given.

Questions?

Contact Dr. Bernardo by email (bernardo@umn.edu).

 

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Organizer Rex Bernardo

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Dr. Bernardo is Professor and Endowed Chair in Corn Breeding and Genetics at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Bernardo's research focuses on the use of molecular markers in maize breeding. He teaches a course on the application of quantitative genetics to plant breeding, as well as short courses in basic plant breeding and molecular-marker applications in plant improvement. He is the author of two textbooks that have been used in plant breeding classes in major universities: Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants, and Essentials of Plant Breeding.

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