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120.306 Plant Improvement (15 credits)

Traditional and modern methods by which plants can be modified to provide new genetic material for use in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and industry. This course links basic and applied science and focuses on how natural and induced genetic variation can be harnessed for human use. Emphasis is on the dramatic progress being made in plant breeding, QTL analysis, marker-assisted selection, tissue culture and recombinant DNA technology. The course includes discussion of environmental, ethical and regulatory issues.

Requirements Requirements help

  • Prerequisite(s): 203.210 or 284.201
    General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 200 level.
  • Restriction(s): 120.304

Offerings Offerings help

Year Semester Mode Location
2022 Semester Two full semester Internal Manawatu Campus