Undergraduate Program


The department offers six compulsory and three elective courses at different semesters of undergradute level. Among six compulsory courses, three are  theoretical,  and three are practical course. All three elective courses are theoretical. 

The courses are designed based on the needs of an Agriculturist to act as an academician, researcher or policy maker considering the basic and recent innovations in plant genetics and breeding.

 

The courses are as follows:

 

 

 Department of Genetics and Pant Breeding

Bangladesh Agricultural University

Mymensingh

 

B.Sc. Ag. (Hons.) Undergraduate Courses

 

 Compulsory Courses

 

Level & Semester

Course No.

Course Title

Credit Hours

Level-2 Semester -2

GPB 2201

Genetics and Cytogenetics

(Theory)

3

Level-2 Semester -2

GPB 2202

Cytology and Genetics (Practical)

1

Level-3 Semester-1

GPB 3101

Molecular Genetics and Genetic  Engineering (Theory)

2  

Level-3 Semester-1

GPB 3102

Molecular Genetics and Genetic  Engineering (Practical)

Level-4 Semester-2

GPB 4201

Plant Breeding (Theory)

Level-4 Semester-2

GPB 4202 

Plant Breeding (Practical)

1

Total

 

 

11

 

Elective courses

Level & Semester

 

Course No.

Course Title

Credit

Hours

Level-3  Semester-2

GPB 3201

Computational Genomics (Theory)

2

Level-4 Semester-1

GPB 4101

Plant Tissue Culture (Theory)

2

Level-4 Semester-2

GPB 4203

Innovative Plant Breeding (Theory)

2

 

Compulsory Courses

 

Course Profile (GPB2201)

Course Code: GPB 2201          Course Title: Genetics and Cytogenetics (Theory)

Credit   : 3          Contact Hours: 3                        Level: 2                     Semester: 2

Course offering department (s): Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Rationale

The course will provide fundamental knowledge on chromosome, inheritance and basic principles of genetic variations

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO)

  1. Describe cell organelles of genetic importance
  1. Illustrate the structure of different types of chromosome, their function and identification
  2. Explain chromosomal variation, their meiotic behavior and cytogenetic consequences
  3. Discuss the Mendelian and non-Mendelian pattern of inheritance 
  4. Explain gene, its structure and function
  5. Outline the concept and significance of linkage and crossing over, multiple allelism, extra-nuclear inheritance and sex determination
  6. Discuss the concept of mutation and  mode of action of mutagens

 

Mapping CLO with PLO

CLO/PLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

CLO1

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO2

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO3

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO4

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO5

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO6

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO7

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

Summary of Course Content

Content

Aligned CLO

No. of Lecture

Introduction: Scope of genetics and cytogenetics, plant cell constituents of genetic importance

CLO 1

4

Chromosomes: Prokaryotic and eukaryotic chromosomes, euchromatin, heterochromatin, special types of chromosomes, methods of chromosome identification

CLO 2

6

Karyotype: Characteristics, variation and its role on speciation

CLO 3

2

Structural changes of chromosomes: Meiotic behaviour and cytogenetic consequences

CLO 3

3

Numerical changes of chromosomes: Meiotic behaviour and cytogenetic consequences

CLO 3

3

Mendel’s laws of inheritance and modifications: Mendel’s experiments and his laws, modifications due to allelic gene interaction and non-allelic gene interaction

CLO 4

6

Gene: Classical and modern concept of gene, molecular structure and function, evidence of DNA as genetic material, molecular structure of DNA

CLO 5

4

Linkage and crossing over:  Concept, mechanism and theories of crossing over, significance of crossing over, genetic map using three-point test cross progeny

CLO 6

4

Multiple alleles: Concept, test of allelism, inheritance of multiple alleles and pseudoalleles

CLO 6

2

Quantitative inheritance: Multiple factor hypothesis, comparison between Mendelian and non-Mendelian inheritance

CLO 6

3

Sex determination and sex-related inheritance:  Mechanism of sex determination, sex - linked genes, sex-limited and sex influenced characters

CLO 6

3

Extra-nuclear inheritance:  Features and types of extra-nuclear inheritance, maternal inheritance and its significance

CLO 6

3

Mutation: Classification of mutation, types of mutagenes and their effects, detection of mutation, mechanism and significance of mutation

CLO 7

3

Class test and Review class

2

Total

48

 

Teaching strategy:

  • Lecture
  • Power-point presentation
  • Reading assignment
  • Video clip
  • Small group discussion
  • Tutorial

 

Assessment strategy:

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

 

 

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Course Profile (GPB2202)

Course Code: GPB 2202          Course Title: Cytology and Genetics (Practical)

Credit   : 1          Contact Hours: 2                  Level: 2                     Semester: 2

Course offering department (s): Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Rationale

The course will provide practical knowledge on cell division and pattern of inheritance related to plant genetics

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

  1. Prepare slides from plant samples to describe and identify different stages of mitosis and  
    meiosis
  2. Identify the parents, F1 and segregating generations
  3. Explain the pattern of inheritance and variations in segregating generations
  4. Relate the fitness of field experiment results with Mendelian and non-Mendelian ratios
  5.  Deduce the frequency of crossing over and construct a physical gene map

 

Mapping CLO with PLO

 

CLO/PLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

CLO1

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO2

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO3

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO4

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO5

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Summary of Course Content

Content

Aligned CLO

No. of Lecture

Study of cell division: Mitosis in root tip cells and meiosis in the pollen mother cells

CLO 1

4

Demonstration of parents, F1 and segregating generations: Visit to Field Research Laboratory

CLO 2

2

Problems on monohybrid and dihybrid cross: Complete dominance, partial dominance and co-dominance

CLO 3

2

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

CLO 3

2

Problems on Chi-square test: Collecting F2 data from GPB field laboratory to perform Chi-square test for goodness of fit to Mendelian and non-Mendelian ratios 

CLO 4

2

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

CLO 5

2

Class test and Review class

2

Total

16

 

Teaching strategy:

  • Lectures
  • Slide preparation
  • Comparing different stages of cell division
  • Demonstration
  • Field visit
  • Group discussion

Assessment strategy:

  • Quiz
  • Written examination
  • Problem solving
  • Identifying dividing cells
  • Paragraph writing
  • Data analysis and interpretation
  • Assignment
  • Viva-voce

 

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Course Profile (GPB3101)

Course Code: GPB 3101   Course Title: Molecular Genetics & Genetic Engineering (Theory)

Credit   : 2             Contact Hours: 2                         Level: 3                     Semester: 1

Course offering department (s): Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Rationale:

The course will provide fundamental knowledge and basis of gene expression and regulation at molecular level, and also the way to change genetic makeup of an organism in desirable manner through genetic engineering

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

  1. Describe molecular events of DNA replication, RNA and protein synthesis
  2. Explain events of gene expression and regulation
  3. Outline the concept and uses of molecular marker and genome mapping
  4. Discuss the techniques of recombinant DNA technology
  5. Illustrate genome editing, genetic transformation and their application in agriculture

 

Mapping CLO with PLO

 

CLO/PLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

CLO1

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO2

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO3

 

xx

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO4

 

xx

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO5

 

xx

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sumamry of Course Contents

 

Content

Aligned CLO

No. of Lecture

Introduction: Concept, scope of molecular genetics and genetic engineering

CLO 1

2

DNA Replication: Types of DNA replication, molecular basis, DNA unwinding, proteins involved in replication, polymerase

CLO 1

2

RNA: Concept, types, nomenclature, coding and non-coding RNA, RNA splicing

CLO 1

2

Gene expression and regulation: Transcription, translation, operon (Lac and Trp), protein-DNA binding motif

CLO 2

3

Molecular markers and map: Concept, types, methods of mapping and types of map

CLO 3

3

Genetic engineering: Concept, basic principles, essential tools, application

CLO 4

2

Restriction enzymes: Origin, types, general features, nomenclature and application

CLO 4

2

PCR and electrophoresis: Basic principles, requirements, steps and application

CLO 4

2

Vector: Concept, types, cloning vector, transformation vector, expression vector

CLO 4

2

Cloning: Concept, basic steps, selection of recombinants, expression of cloned genes

CLO 4

4

Genome editing: Methods, TILLING, CRISPR-Cas system

CLO 5

3

Genetic transformation in crop plants: Concept, methods, Agrobacterium-mediated transformation 

CLO 5

3

Class test and Review class

2

Total

32

 

 Teaching strategy:

  • Lecture
  • Power-point presentation
  • Assignment
  • Video clip
  • Small group discussion
  • Tutorial

 

Assessment strategy:

  • Quiz
  • Written examination
  • Essay writing
  • Assignment
  • Presentation

 

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Course Profile (GPB3102)

Course code: GPB 3102   Course Title: Molecular Genetics & Genetic Engineering (Theory)

Credit   : 1            Contact Hours: 2                         Level: 3                     Semester: 1

Course offering department (s): Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Rationale:

The course will provide practical knowledge on tools, methods and techniques used in molecular studies, plant tissue cultures and recombinant DNA

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

  1. Perform DNA/RNA/protein isolation and electrophoresis techniques
  2. Prepare tissue culture media and explants
  3. Outline in vitro plant regeneration from explants
  4. Demonstrate genetic transformation in crop plants using Agrobacterium
  5. Compare advanced and applied research activities at NARS

 

Mapping CLO with PLO

 

CLO/PLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

CLO1

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO2

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO3

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO4

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO5

 

xx

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

xx

 

 

 Summary of Course Content

 

Content

Aligned CLO

No. of Lecture

Extraction and quantification: DNA, RNA and protein from plant samples

CLO1

2

Electrophoresis: Agarose and SDS-PAGE gel electrophoresis for DNA and protein separation

CLO1

2

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR): protocol and operation technique

CLO1

1

Blotting techniques: Northern, Southern and Western

CLO1

2

Plant tissue culture techniques: media preparation, preparation of media and explants, sterilization

CLO2

2

Plant tissue culture methods: Meristem culture, embryo culture, anther culture, protoplast isolation and culture

CLO3

2

Genetic transformation: Agrobacterium - mediated transformation techniques

CLO4

2

Field visit: Visit to Molecular Genetics and Genetic Engineering lab of NARS

CLO5

1

Class test and Review class

2

Total

16

 

Teaching strategy:

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

 

Assessment strategy:

  • Quiz
  • Assignment
  • Presentation
  • Lab work assessment
  • Viva voce

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Course Profile (GPB4201)

Course code: GPB 4201   Course Title: Plant Breeding (Theory)

Credit   : 3          Contact Hours: 3                        Level: 4                    Semester: 2

Course offering department (s): Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Rationale:

This course will provide knowledge on principles and methods of plant breeding essential for crop improvement

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

  1. Explain the principles and methods of plant breeding
  2. Distinguish pollination behavior of crop plants
  3. Design conservation and management practices of plant genetic resources
  4. Assess components of population genetics and their utilization
  5. Construct and modify need-based breeding strategies
  6. Illustrate variety  release processes and bio-safety issues

 

Mapping CLO with PLO

 

CLO/PLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

CLO1

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO2

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO3

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO4

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO5

 

xx

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

CLO6

 

xx

 

 

 

xx

 

 

xx

 

 

Summary of Course Content

 

Content

Aligned CLO

No. of Lecture

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

CLO1 & CLO2

8

Plant Genetic Resources (PGR): Evolution of crop plants, centers of origin and diversity, genetic erosion, conservation and management of plant genetic resources

CLO3

6

Genetic basis of crop improvement: Population structure and gene frequency, effects of genes in quantitative inheritance, heritability and its role on genetic advance

 

CLO4

6

General plant breeding methods

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

CLO1

8

Special plant breeding methods

  1. a) Heterosis breeding: concept, hypotheses, types and measurement of heterosis, commercial exploitation, techniques of hybrid seed production, inbreeding depression
  2. b) Mutation breeding: induction and use of mutation, handling of mutant generation, achievements
  3. c) Polyploid breeding: induction and use of auto and allo-polyploidy, achievements
  4. d) Stress breeding for important biotic and abiotic stress factors
  5. e) Production of haploid, double haploid, wide hybrids and somatic hybrids
  6. f) Rapid Generation Advance (RGA) method of breeding

CLO5

8

Marker Assisted breeding: Molecular markers and their application in plant breeding

CLO5

5

Variety release

  1. a) Principles and practices related to evaluation and release of new crop varieties, seed legislation, seed certification and seed classification
  2. b) GMO policy and Biosafety Guidelines
  3. c) Plant Breeder’s Right (PBR)

CLO6

5

Class test and Review class

2

Total

48

 

Teaching strategy:

  • Lecture
  • Power-point presentation
  • Reading assignment
  • Assignment
  • Slide show
  • Method demonstration

 

Assessment strategy:

  • Written examination
  • Short and broad question
  • Assignment
  • Group presentation

 

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Course Profile (GPB4202)

Course code: GPB 4202   Course Title: Plant Breeding (Practical)

Credit   : 1          Contact Hours: 2                           Level: 4                    Semester: 2

Course offering department (s): Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Rationale:

This course will provide practical knowledge on principles and techniques of plant breeding.

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

  1. Outline hybridization procedure of different crop plants
  1. Design and execute breeding schemes
  2. Plan, analyze and interpret field experimental data
  3. Assess different plant breeding activities in research institutions

 

Mapping CLO with PLO

 

CLO/PLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

CLO1

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO2

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO3

 

 

xx

 

 

 

xx

 

 

 

CLO4

 

 

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Summary of Course Content

 

Content

Aligned CLO

No. of Lecture

Breeding objectives: Priorities from global and national context - crop wise traits need to be improved

CLO1

2

Hybridization techniques: Floral biology, pollination system and crossing techniques in crop plants, such as rice, wheat, maize, tomato, beans, cucurbits, okra, mustard and jute

CLO1

3

Demonstration of field experiments

  1. a) Principles and methods of experimentation and data collection
  2. b) Demonstration and maintenance of parental, hybrid and segregating populations
  3. c) Visit and demonstration of breeding research activities in R&D units of different public and private organizations

CLO2, CLO3 & CLO4

4

Statistical data analysis of plant breeding experiments

  1. a) Estimation of heterosis, heritability and number of genes controlling quantitative characters
  2. b) Plant characters association- correlation and regression analysis
  3. c) Data analysis for variety testing- ANOVA, test of significance and mean separation

CLO3

5

Class test and Review class

2

Total

16

 

Teaching strategy:

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

Assessment strategy:

  • Written examination
  • Quiz
  • Short & broad question
  • Field visit & report submission
  • Viva-voce

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Course Profile (GPB3201)

Course code: GPB 3201   Course Title: Computational Genomics (Theory)

Credit   : 2          Contact Hours: 2                         Level: 3                     Semester: 2

Course offering department (s): Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Rationale:

The course will provide fundamental knowledge on bioinformatic tools and databases for a wide range of genetic analyses

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

  1. Outline appropriate bioinformatic tools and databases for genomic data analysis
  2. Assess bio-molecular properties of DNA, RNA and protein
  3. Compose and construct phylogenetic tree
  4. Interpret structures and interactions of DNA, RNA and protein
  5. Analyze and interpret omics data

 

Mapping CLO with PLO

 

CLO/PLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

CLO1

 

xx

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO2

 

xx

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO3

 

xx

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO4

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO5

 

xx

 

xx

 

 

xx

 

 

 

 

Summary of Course Content

 

Content

Aligned CLO

No. of Lecture

Introduction: Nature and scope of computational genomics and bioinformatics, basic algorithms in computational biology

CLO1

3

Gene and genome sequences: Basics, types, contig, scaffolds and genome sequences

CLO2

3

Genome databases: NCBI, EnsmblePlants, TAIR, BRAD, Bolbase, Gramene, UniPort

CLO2

4

Sequence analysis and alignment: Data alignment and application, nucleic acid sequence analysis, protein sequence analysis, multiple sequence alignment and applications

CLO3

4

Phylogenetic tree construction: Phylogenetic tree construction using DNA and protein sequences

CLO3

4

Modeling of RNA and protein structure: RNA secondary structure, protein tertiary structure

CLO4

4

In silico study of biological structures: Structural genomics, concepts, significance

CLO4

4

Omics data analysis: Genome wide screening, genomic selection, proteomics, transcriptomics, metabolomics

CLO5

4

Class test and Review class

2

Total

32

 

Teaching strategy:

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

Assessment strategy:

  • Quiz
  • Written examination
  • Essay writing
  • Assignment
  • Presentation

 

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Course Profile (GPB4101)

Course code: GPB 4101   Course Title: Plant Tissue Culture (Theory)

Credit   : 2          Contact Hours: 2      Level: 4                    Semester: 1

Course offering department (s): Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Rationale:

The course will provide fundamental knowledge on diverse techniques and tools of plant tissue culture

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

  1. Outline the basic requirements for an ideal tissue culture laboratory
  2. Describe explant, media preparation and sterilization techniques
  3. Explain the underlying genetic variations created through plant tissue culture
  4. Classify different plant tissue culture methods and their applications
  5. Define the haploids, double haploids, wide hybrids, somatic hybrids and their use in crop improvement

Mapping CLO with PLO

 

CLO/PLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

CLO1

 

xx

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO2

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO3

 

xx

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO4

 

xx

 

xx

xx

 

 

 

 

 

CLO5

 

xx

 

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

Summary of Course Content

 

Content

Aligned CLO

No of Lecture

Tissue culture: Concept, basic principles and techniques, prerequisites, explant and media preparation, sterilization techniques, hormones, light sources and intensity

CLO1

4

Plant regeneration: Cell growth and differentiation process in plant cultures, callus and cell suspension cultures by somatic embryogenesis

CLO2

4

Micro-propagation: Tuber crops, orchid, strawberry, gerbera, citrus

CLO2

4

Somaclonal and gametoclonal variations: Concepts, mechanisms and practical applications

CLO3

5

Anther culture: Production of haploids and double haploids, their application in crop improvement

CLO4 & CLO5

5

Embryo culture: Methods, techniques, factors and applications

 

CLO4 & CLO5

4

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

CLO5

4

Class test and Review class

2

Total

32

 

Teaching strategy:

  • Lecture
  • Power-point presentation
  • Slide show
  • Small group discussion
  • Internet browsing

 

Assessment strategy:

  • Quiz
  • Written examination
  • Essay writing
  • Assignment
  • Presentation

 

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Course Profile (GPB4203)

 

Course code: GPB 4203   Course Title: Innovative Plant Breeding (Theory)

Credit   : 2          Contact Hours: 2                       Level: 4                    Semester: 2

Course offering department (s): Genetics and Plant Breeding

 

Rationale:

This course will provide knowledge on cutting edge plant breeding approaches and techniques to enhance varietal improvement of crops

 

Course Learning Outcomes (CLO):

  1. Describe innovative methods of crop improvement
  2. Explain the techniques of hybrid variety development in self and cross-pollinated crops
  1. Analyze methods of creating genetic variation and their uses in plant breeding
  2. Assess different seed classes, their production and maintenance
  3. Outline intellectual property rights (IPR)

 

Mapping CLO with PLO

 

CLO/PLO

PLO1

PLO2

PLO3

PLO4

PLO5

PLO6

PLO7

PLO8

PLO9

PLO10

CLO1

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO2

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO3

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO4

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLO5

 

xx

 

 

 

 

 

xx

 

 

  

 Summary of Course contents

 

Content

Aligned CLO

No. of Lecture

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

CLO1

6

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.

CLO2

4

Breeding for hybrid variety in cross-pollinated crops: Pollination control, population improvement, recurrent selection methods with and without progeny tests, and hybrid production practices

CLO2

4

Breeding for woody and fruit trees: Principle, methods, achievements

CLO2

2

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

CLO3

4

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

CLO3

2

Plant Phenotyping: Concept, tools, techniques and applications

CLO3

2

Apomixis: Origin, induction and its application in crop improvement.

CLO3

2

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

CLO4

2

Intellectual Property Rights (IPR): Policy issues, IPRs in new plant varieties, obligations, basic standards, specific policy objectives and farmers’ right, benefits and disadvantages from IPR

CLO5

2

Class test and Review class

2

Total

32

 

Teaching strategy:

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

 

Assessment strategy:

  • Quiz
  • Written examination
  • Assignments
  • Problem solving