Plant genomics and breeding

A.Y. 2018/2019
Lesson for
12
Max ECTS
112
Overall hours
SSD
AGR/07
Language
Italian

Course structure and Syllabus

Active edition
Yes
Responsible
Genetica e genomica vegetale
AGR/07 - AGRICULTURAL GENETICS - University credits: 7
Single bench laboratory practical: 16 hours
Lessons: 48 hours
Professor: Consonni Gabriella
Miglioramento genetico avanzato
AGR/07 - AGRICULTURAL GENETICS - University credits: 5
Laboratories: 16 hours
Lessons: 32 hours
Miglioramento genetico avanzato
Syllabus
Basics in classical genetics, population and quantitative genetics.
Basics in plant reproduction from a genetic stand point.
Breeding in the major crops types: natural populations, ecotypes, synthetics. Methodologies to produce clones, cultivars, inbred and hybrid lines.
Origin and evolution of crops, and their genetic diversity.
Basics in breeding of allogamous and autogamous species. Inheritance and selection of characters. Breeding for heterosis and hybrid seed.
Generation of genetic variability through mutagenesis and its application to breeding.
Molecular markers and their use in advanced breeding. Basics in molecular quantitative genetics. Production of association maps. Basics in association mapping and use of linkage disequilibrium.
Molecular genetics and principles of genomics (including candidate gene approach and strategies to identify and isolate genes relevant for agronomic traits).
Genetically modified crops (herbicide tolerance, virus resistance, insect resistance). Basics in New Breeding Technologies approaches.
Lesson period
First semester
Lesson period
First semester