curriculum

Course number       : GPB 221

Course title            : Cytology(Theory)

Number of credits    : 2

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

The course will provide fundamental knowledge on cell structure, genetically important cellular components and cellular events to students for advanced cytogenetical studies.

 

Objectives

  • To describe different cellular organelles with genetic importance
  • To explain cell division processes
  • To distinguish among different types of chromosomes
  • To describe the effect of different agents on chromosomes
  • To interpret the causes of variations and evolution in karyotype

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Describe cell organelles of genetic importance
  • Explain different events of cell division processes
  • Illustrate the structure of different types of chromosome and their function
  • Describe the effect and application of different agents on chromosomes
  • Interpret the causes of karyotypic variation

 

Course contents

Plant cell constituents of genetic importance

Principal events of mitosis and meiosis in diploid organisms.

Morphological structure of eukaryotic chromosomes and their nomenclature,Prokaryotic chromosomes and their characteristics

Euchromatin, heterochromatin, allocycly and heteropycnosis.

Special types of chromosomes: Polytene chromosome, Lambrush chromosome, B-chromosome, Sex-chromosome, Iso-chromosome, Telocentric chromosomes, Diplo chromosome.

Effects of different types of physical and chemical agents on chromosomes.

Karyotype: Characteristics,  variation and its role on speciation

 

Teaching strategy

  • Lecture
  • Slide show
  • Small group discussion
  • Power-point presentation
  • Tutorial

 

Assessment strategy

  • Written exam
  • Quiz
  • Drawing
  • Essay writing
  • Assignment
  • Presentation

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Text books:

Verma, P.S. and Agarwal, V. K. 1998. Cytology. S. Chand & Co. Ltd. Ram Nagar, New Delhi.

Perry, J. and Appels, R. 1998. Chromosome structure and Function. Plenum press, New York and London.

Reference books:

Burns, G.W. 1980. The Science of Genetics 4th ed. Macmillan publishing co. Inc. New York.

Sarma, A. 1991. Chromosomes. Oxford & IBH Pub. Co. New Delhi

Sharma A.K. and Sharma, A. 1980. Chromosomes Technique-theory and practice 3rd ed. Butterworthes. London.

Swanson, C.P.; Merz, J. and Young, W. J. 1988. Cytogenetics. The chromosome in Division, inheritance and evolution. Prentice Hall of India private Ltd.

Sybenga, J. 1977. General Cytogenetics. North Holland Publishing Co. Amstradam.

Cytologia - International Journal of Cytogenetics and Cell Biology. 1998.

 

 

 

 

Course number       : GPB 221

Course title             : Cytology (Practical)

Number of credits  : 2

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

The course will provide practical knowledge on important events of cell division

 

Objectives

  • To familiar with basic laboratory rules on microscopy for cytological studies
  • To demonstrate and identify stages of mitosis and meiosis
  • To study effects of physical and chemical agents on chromosomal aberrations

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Prepare slides from plant samples to describe and identify different stages of mitosis
  • Prepare slides from plant samples to describe and identify different stages of mitosis
  • Describe the effect of colchicine and gamma-ray on somatic cell division

 

Course contents

Study of mitosis in onion root tip cells.

Study of meiosis in the pollen mother cells of onion/maize

Effect of colchicine treatment on onion/garlic root tip chromosomes

Effect of gamma - ray    irradiation on onion/garlic root tip chromosomes.

 

Teaching strategy

  • Lectures
  • Slide preparation
  • Comparing different stages of cell division
  • Comparing normal versus aberrations in dividing cells
  • Tutorial

 

Assessment strategy

  • Quiz
  • Identifying dividing cells
  • Assignment

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Text books:

Verma, P.S. and Agarwal, V. K. 1998. Cytology. S. Chand & Co. Ltd. Ram Nagar, New Delhi.

Perry, J. and Appels, R. 1998. Chromosome structure and Function. Plenum press, New York and London.

Reference books:

Burns, G.W. 1980. The Science of Genetics 4th ed. Macmillan publishing co. Inc. New York.

Sarma, A. 1991. Chromosomes. Oxford & IBH Pub. Co. New Delhi

Sharma A.K. and Sharma, A. 1980. Chromosomes Technique-theory and practice 3rd ed. Butterworthes. London.

Swanson, C.P.; Merz, J. and Young, W. J. 1988. Cytogenetics. The chromosome in Division, inheritance and evolution. Prentice Hall of India private Ltd.

Sybenga, J. 1977. General Cytogenetics. North Holland Publishing Co. Amstradam.

Cytologia - International Journal of Cytogenetics and Cell Biology. 1998.

 

 

 

 

Course number       : GPB 311

Course title             : Genetics and Cytogenetics –Theory

Number of credits  : 3

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

To create genetic variations and utilize those variants for crop improvement, students need to know the basic principles of genetics & cytogenetics.

 

Objectives

  • To understand the basic concepts of Mendelian inheritance
  • To know the genetic mechanisms involved in linkage-crossing over, multiple allelism, sex determination and extra nuclear inheritance
  • To acquire knowledge on mutation, mutagenes and their effects
  • To describe the meiotic behaviors and cytogenetic consequences of genetic variations
  • To acquire a comprehensive idea on the evolution & cytogenetics of cultivated crops

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Summarize breakthrough discoveries of genetics
  • Describe the Mendelian pattern of inheritance
  • Outline the concept and significance of linkage & crossing over, multiple allelism, quantitative inheritance, extra-nuclear inheritance and sex determination
  • Explain Gene, its structure and function
  • Describe the concept of mutation and their possible implications in crops improvement
  • Outline and explain the chemical organization, structural and numerical changes of chromosome
  • Analyze chromosome structures and identify individual chromosomes
  • Describe the evolutionary pathway of cultivated wheat

 

Course contents

Introduction: historical background development and scope of genetics.

Physical basis of heredity: Chromosome theory of inheritance; experimental evidence to prove that genes are situated on chromosomes.

Mendel’s laws of inheritance: Mendel and his experiments; Law of segregation and independent assortment.

Modifications of Mendel’s monohybrid and dihybrid F2 phenotypic ratios: Modifications due to allelic and non-allelic gene interaction.

Linkage and crossing over: Concept; Mechanism and theories of crossing over; Significance of crossing over; Genetic map using three –point test cross progeny.

Multiple alleles: Test of allelism; Inheritance of multiple alleles; and Pseudoalleles.

Quantitative inheritance: Multiple factor hypothesis; Comparison of multiple factor inheritance with Mendelian inheritance.

Extra-nuclear inheritance: Features and types of extranuclear inheritance; maternal inheritance and its significance.

Sex determination and sex related inheritance: Mechanism of sex determination; Sex - linked genes in plants and animals; Sex - limited and sex influenced characters.

Gene: Classical and modern concept;                             Evidence of DNA as genetic material; Molecular structure of DNA and its replication; Function of gene in protein synthesis.

Mutation: Classification of mutation; Types of mutagens and their effects; Detection of mutation; Mechanism and significance of gene mutation.

Chemical organisation of chromosomes.

Structural changes of chromosomes, their meiotic behaviour and cytogenetic consequences.

Numerical changes of chromosomes, their meiotic behavior and cytogenetic consequences.

Genome and individual chromosome identification using autoradiography, microspectrophotometry, banding and in situ hybridization.

Cytogenetics of wheat in relation to:

  1. Origin and distribution of the polyploid wheat and related species.
  2. Genomic relationship of the phylogenetically related species.

 

Teaching strategy

  • Lecture
  • Reading assignment
  • Videotape
  • Power point
  • Small group discussion

 

Assessment strategy

  • MCQ
  • Short question
  • Small group discussions

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Text books:

Gupta P.K. 1987. Genetics 2nd ed. Rastogi Publication Meerut, India

Gupta, P.K. 1995. Cytogenetics. 1st. ed. Rastogi, India.

Strickberger, M.W. 1990. Genetics. 3rd ed. Mucmillan Publishing Co. New York.

Verma, P.S. and V.K. Agarwal, 1998. Genetics. 8th ed. S. Chand and Co. Ltd. New Delhi

 

 

 

Course number       : GPB 312

Course title             : Genetics –Practical

Number of credits  : 2

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

Students need to know practical knowledge to understand different results related to plant genetics during crop hybridization.

 

Objectives

  • To identify and maintain different generations of crop plants
  • To solve problems involving one, two and three pairs of genes controlling traits
  • To test the goodness of fit of experimental data obtained from different breeding programs
  • To construct a genetic map for linked genes

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Identify the parents, F1 and segregating generations
  • Explain the pattern of inheritance & variations in segregating generations
  • Test the fitness of field experiment results with Mendelian and Non Mendelian ratios
  • Calculate the frequency of crossing over and construct a physical gene map

 

Course contents

Introduction to practical genetics:  Demonstration and maintenance of parents, F1 and F2 generation plants in the Genetics and Plant Breeding experimental farm. 

Problems on monohybrid cross: Complete dominance, partial dominance and Co-dominance.

Problem on dihybrid cross:  Complete dominance, partial dominance and co-dominance.

Problems on trihybrid cross  : Complete dominance

Problems on gene interaction:  Non-epistatic gene interaction and epistatic gene interaction.

Problems on quantitative inheritance:  Collection of data from genetic populations such as P1, P2, F1 and F2 to study quantitative inheritance.

Problems on Chi-square test: Collecting F2 data from GPB experimental farm to perform Chi-square test for goodness of fit to Mendelian and Non Mendelian ratios. 

Problems on linkage and crossing over:  Using two and three point test cross:

 

Teaching strategy

  • Lecture
  • Demonstration
  • Field visit
  • Group discussion

 

Assessment strategy

  • Written exam.
  • Quiz
  • Paragraph writing
  • problem solving
  • Data analysis & interpretation
  • Viva-voce

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Gupta P.K. 1987. Genetics 2nd ed. Rastogi Publication Meerut, India

Gupta, P.K. 1995. Cytogenetics. 1st. ed. Rastogi, India.

Strickberger, M.W. 1990. Genetics. 3rd ed. Mucmillan Publishing Co. New York.

Verma, P.S. and V.K. Agarwal, 1998. Genetics. 8th ed. S. Chand and Co. Ltd. New Delhi.

 

 

 

Course number         : GPB 411

Course title             : Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering–Theory

Number of credits    : 2

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

To provide knowledge on principles and techniques of plant tissue culture & recombinant DNA technology so that the students can have a basic idea on molecular genetics, which can be utilized to perform advanced research in any sophisticated laboratory.

 

Objectives

  • To be familiar with the fundamentals of plant tissue culture techniques and applications
  • To acquire a comprehensive idea on basic techniques and applications of recombinant dna technology
  • To know the regulations and management of transgenic plants

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Understand prerequisites of tissue culture
  • Apply the use of tissue culture in creating genetic variation and crop improvement
  • Explain the details of recombinant dna technology including cloning and transformation
  • Illustrate its potential application in agriculture

 

Course contents

Concepts and basic techniques in tissue culture, prerequisites for cell and tissue culture, media   preparation and sterilization techniques.

Anther culture: Production of haploids and double haploids and their application in agriculture.

Plant regeneration from callus & cell suspension cultures by somatic embryogenesis.

Somaclonal & gametoclonal variation: Concepts and practical application of variability in tissue cultures.

Protoplast isolation, fusion and culture: Somatic hybridization, selection system of hybrid and production of hybrids.  Role of protoplast culture and somatic hybrids in the development of crop plants.

Basic principles of recombinant DNA technology

Cloning – concept and basic steps; application of bacteria and viruses in genetic engineering, cloning vectors, expression of cloned genes, selection of recombinants.

Restriction endonucleases and their nomenclature

Genetic transformation in crop plants: Concept, various methods of gene transfer,   Agrobacterium –mediated transformation for disease resistance.

PCR-Concept and application in gene cloning

Application of recombinant technology in crop improvement

Teaching strategy

  • Lecture
  • Video show
  • Small group discussion
  • Reading assignments

 

Assessment strategy

  • Quiz
  • Short answer question
  • Presentation
  • Peer rating

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Text books:

Dixon,  R. A. 1987. Plant cell culture: a practical approach IRL Press. Oxford, Washington DC. Razdan, M. K. 2000. An introduction to Plant tissue culture oxford and IBH Pub. Co. Pvt. Ltd. Newh Delhi.

Brown , T. A. 2002.  Gene cloning and DNA analysis : An introduction 4th edition.   Blackwell science 

Gamborg, O. L. and Phillips , G. C. 1995. Plant cell, tissue and organ culture, Fundamental methods. Narosa Pub. House, New Delhi, Bombay, Loud, Madras, Calcutta.

Old. R.W. and Primrose, S.B. 1994. Principles of Gene Manipulation - An introduction to Genetic Engineering. Backwell Scientific Publications London. 5th edition.  

 

 

 

 

Course number         : GPB 412

Course title             : Plant Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering –Practical

Number of credits  : 2

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

To provide practical knowledge on equipments, methods and techniques of plant tissue culture and recombinant DNA technology so that the students can have a basic idea on molecular genetics, which can be utilized to perform advanced research in any sophisticated laboratory.

 

Objectives

  • Know the basic requirements to set up a tissue culture laboratory
  • Conduct tissue culture techniques
  • Conduct dna isolation, pcr and gel-electrophoresis
  • Carry out genetic transformation in plants

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Design a proper tissue culture laboratory
  • Perform in vitro plant regeneration from living cell
  • Carry out and compare various DNA isolation & electrophoresis techniques
  • Perform genetic transformation in crop plants using Agrobacterium.

 

Course contents

Prerequisites for an ideal tissue culture laboratory, Media preparation, Preparation of explants, Sterilization of media and explants

DNA extraction, Agarose gel electrophoresis, Polymerase Chain Reaction, Agrobacterium-mediated genetic transformation

 

Teaching strategy

  • Lecture
  • Video show
  • Demonstration
  • Hands on training
  • Individual lab work
  • Lab visit

 

Assessment strategy

  • Quiz
  • Short answer question
  • Presentation
  • Assignment
  • Lab work assessment
  • Viva-voce

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Dixon,  R. A. 1987. Plant cell culture: a practical approach IRL Press. Oxford, Washington DC. Razdan, M. K. 2000. An introduction to Plant tissue culture oxford and IBH Pub. Co. Pvt. Ltd. Newh Delhi.

Brown , T. A. 2002.  Gene cloning and DNA analysis : An introduction 4th edition.   Blackwell science 

Gamborg, O. L. and Phillips , G. C. 1995. Plant cell, tissue and organ culture, Fundamental methods. Narosa Pub. House, New Delhi, Bombay, Loud, Madras, Calcutta.

Old. R.W. and Primrose, S.B. 1994. Principles of Gene Manipulation - An introduction to Genetic Engineering. Backwell Scientific Publications London. 5th edition.  

 

 

 

 

Course number       : GPB 421

Course title             : Plant Breeding –Theory

Number of credits  : 3

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

Providing knowledge on principles and methods of plant breeding essential for crop improvement.

 

Objectives

  • To understand the principles, methods and tools for plant breeding
  • To explain population structures and selection responses in plant breeding
  • To perceive the ideas on plant breeding approaches and strategies
  • To acquire knowledge on plant tissue culture and genetic engineering techniques

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Explain the plant breeding principles
  • Understand pollination behavior of crop plants
  • Describe conservation and management of plant genetic resources
  • Assess components of population genetics and their utilization
  • Construct and modify need-based breeding strategies
  • Explain and apply plant tissue culture and genetic engineering techniques
  • Understand variety release processes

 

Course contents

Principle and basic topics: Scope and goal of plant breeding, mechanism of self and cross-pollinations, genetic significance of pollination methods. Male sterility and self-incompatibility phenomena and their causes. Evolution of crop plants, centers of origin and diversity, conservation and management of plant genetic resources.

Genetic basis of crop improvement: Population structure and gene frequency; effects of genes in quantitative inheritance; heritability and its role on genetic advance; hybrid vigour, inbreeding depression, Heterosis breeding – types and measurement of heterosis, commercial exploitation, techniques of hybrid seed production.

General plant breeding methods:

  1. a) For self–pollinated crops – pedigree, single seed descent, bulk population and backcross methods.
  2. b) For cross-pollinated crops – mass selection, recurrent selection, development of hybrid and synthetic varieties.
  3. C) For vegetatively propagated crops – clonal selection after hybridization, mutation and polyploidization.

Special plant breeding methods:

  1. a) Mutation breeding – induction and utilization of mutants in crop improvement.
  2. b) Polyploid breeding – induction and use of auto and allopolyploids.
  3. c) Resistance breeding – for disease and insect.
  4. d) Stress breeding – for important stress factors.

Innovative methods: Application of biotechnology and genetic engineering in crop improvement:

  1. a) Tissue culture – cellular totipotency, micropropagation, embryo culture, anther culture, pollen culture, somatic embryogenesis and somatic hybridization (protoplast fusion).
  2. b) Recombinant DNA technology – cloning and selection of recombinants.

Variety release and seed production: Principles and practices relating to evaluation and release of new crop varieties, seed legislation, seed certification and seed testing.

 

Teaching strategy

  • Lecture
  • Assignment
  • Slide show
  • Method demonstration

 

Assessment strategy

  • Written exam.
  • Short and broad question
  • Assignment
  • Field trip report
  • Group presentation

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Old, R.W. and Primrose, S.B. 1994. Principles of Gene Manipulation - An introduction to Genetic Engineering. Blackwell Scientific Publications. London. 5th edition.  

Poehlman,J. M. and  Sleeper, D. A.  1995. Breeding Field crops. Panima Pub. Cor. , New Delhi.

Primrose, S. B. 1987. Modern Biotechnology. Backwell Scientific Pub. , London

Sharma, J. R. 1994. Principles and Practice of Plant Breeding. Tata McGraw - Hill Pub, New Delhi.

Singh , B. D. 1986. Plant Breeding. Kalyani Publishers, India.

Acquaah, G. 2007. Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding (1st Ed.), Blackwell Publishing Ltd. USA

 

 

 

 

Course number       : GPB 422

Course title             : Plant Breeding –Practical

Number of credits  : 2

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

Providing practical knowledge on principles and techniques of plant breeding.

 

Objectives

  • To conduct hybridization techniques in crop plants
  • To record, compile, analyze and interpret data from various plant breeding schemes
  • To acquire practical knowledge on plant tissue culture techniques

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Demonstrate hybridization procedure of different crop plants
  • design and execute breeding schemes
  • compile and analyze data field experimental data
  • Demonstrate different plant tissue culture techniques

 

Course contents

Hybridization techniques:

Floral biology, pollination system and crossing techniques in crop plants, such as rice, wheat maize, tomato, beans, peas, groundnut, mustard and jute.

Demonstration of field experiments:

  1. a) Demonstration of parental, hybrid and segregating populations and data collection.
  2. b) Demonstration of breeding research activities in the GPB experimental farm.

Statistical analysis of plant breeding and genetic experiments:

  1. a) Data analysis for variety testing and other experiments, using a RCB design-anova, test of significance and mean separation.
  2. b) Plant characters association –correlation and regression analysis.
  3. c) Estimation of heterosis, heritability and no. of genes controlling quantitative character

Tissue Culture: Preparation of tissue culture media, sterilization techniques and handling of equipment related to tissue culture, and demonstration of embryo culture.

 

Teaching strategy

  • Lectures
  • Assignment
  • Demonstration
  • Field experiment
  • Data analysis

Assessment strategy

  • Written exam.
  • Quiz
  • Short & broad question
  • Field visit & report
  • Viva-voce

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Old, R.W. and Primrose, S.B. 1994. Principles of Gene Manipulation - An introduction to Genetic Engineering. Blackwell Scientific Publications. London. 5th edition.  

Poehlman,J. M. and  Sleeper, D. A.  1995. Breeding Field crops. Panima Pub. Cor. , New Delhi.

Primrose, S. B. 1987. Modern Biotechnology. Backwell Scientific Pub. , London

Sharma, J. R. 1994. Principles and Practice of Plant Breeding. Tata McGraw - Hill Pub, New Delhi.

Singh , B. D. 1986. Plant Breeding. Kalyani Publishers, India.

 

 

 

 

 

Course number       : GPB 423

Course title             : Special Plant Breeding –Theory

Number of credits  : 2

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

Providing specialty knowledge on plant breeding approaches and techniques to enhance varietal improvement of crops.

 

Objectives

  • To describe the techniques of hybrid variety development
  • To explain methods of creating genetic variation and their uses in plant breeding
  • To outline the techniques of multiplication and maintenance of parental and breeder seeds
  • To assess plant breeder’s rights and roles

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Describe breeders achievements in bangladesh
  • Understand the methods of pollination control to develop and maintain hybrid varieties
  • Explain methods of creating genetic variation and their uses in crop improvement
  • Assess different seed classes, their production and maintenance
  • Understand breeders rights and outline the rules and regulations for keeping farmer’s privileges

 

Course contents

Status of breeding achievements of important field crops in Bangladesh: rice, wheat, maize, jute, sugarcane, mustard, groundnut, soybean, lentil, chickpea and tomato.

Breeding for hybrid variety in self –pollinated crops: System of pollination control. Development, selection, and maintenance of parental lines, production of single cross and double cross hybrids, significance and problems.

Mutation in crop improvement: Handling of mutagenized materials, factors influencing mutation spectrum, prospects and limitation of mutation breeding.

Polyploid in crop improvement: Polyploids in nature, artificial induction of polyploids, its application in crop improvement, prospects and limitations of polyploid breeding.

Haploidy in crop improvements: Haploids in nature, induction of haploids and doubled haploids, their application in crop improvement, prospects and limitations 

Wide hybridization: Objectives, barriers, application in crop improvement-alien addition, alien substitution and transfer of segment of chromosomes, transfer of cytoplasm, prospects and limitations.

Apomixis: Origin induction and its application in crop improvement.

Quality seed: Classes, production practices and maintenance of breeders’ seeds.

Plant Breeders’ rights: Requirements, farmer’s privilege, breeders’ exemption, benefits and disadvantages from PBR.

 

Teaching strategy

  • Lectures
  • Assignments
  • Slide show
  • Field trips
  • Case studies
  • Projects

 

Assessment strategy

  • Written exams
  • Assignments
  • Field trip reports
  • Problem solving from working samples

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Sharma, J.R. 1994. Principles and Practice of Plant Breeding. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, New Delhi, India.

Singh, B.D. 2012. Plant Breeding: Principles and Methods. 9th Edition, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi, India.

Sleper D.A. and J.M. Poehlman. 2006. Breeding Field Crops. 5th Edition, Blackwell Publishing, Ames, Iowa, USA.

Van der Have, D.J. 1979. Plant Breeding Persectives. Centre for Agricultural Publishing and Documentation, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

 

 

 

 

Course number       : GPB 424

Course title             : Special Plant Breeding –Practical

Number of credits  : 2

Total marks            : 100

 

Rationale

The practical knowledge of Special Plant breeding is essential to have hands-on training to develop efficient genotypes of crop varieties. Providing practical knowledge on special plant breeding approaches and techniques to enhance varietal improvement of crops.

 

Objectives

  • To demonstrate and apply special breeding approaches to solve field oriented problems
  • To apply advanced breeding approaches for inbred line development and hybrid seed production
  • To develop and apply the wide hybridization techniques to improve yield and nutritional quality

 

Learning outcomes [Maximum 7]

  • Identify, maintain and use different breeding materials
  • Develop haploids, double haploids for enhancing breeding cycles
  • Demonstrate hybridization method with distance species
  • Utilize polyploids in appropriate breeding to improve crop yield
  • Assess parental lines, identify suitable parents, their maintenance for hybrid seed production
  • Explain breeding programs of National Research Institutions of the Country

 

Course contents

Demonstration of mutants, polyploids and hybrids in research fields

Haploid production through anther culture and wide crossing

Interspecific hybridization

Polyploid production

Evaluation and maintenance of parental lines in hybrid seed production.          

Study visit at different crop breeding stations followed by report.

 

Teaching strategy

  • Lectures
  • Assignments
  • Field trips
  • Case studies
  • Meeting with farmers

 

Assessment strategy

  • Written exams
  • Field trip reports
  • Demonstration
  • Group presentation
  • Viva-voce

 

Books recommended [Maximum 7]

Sharma, J.R. 1994. Principles and Practice of Plant Breeding. Tata McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, New Delhi, India.

Singh, B.D. 2012. Plant Breeding: Principles and Methods. 9th Edition, Kalyani Publishers, New Delhi, India.

Van der Have, D.J. 1979. Plant Breeding Persectives. Centre for Agricultural Publishing and Documentation, Wageningen, The Netherlands.