283708

Quantitative Plant Breeding

A career development course on the application of quantitative genetics and plant breeding. Topics include objective setting, plant genetic resources, base population development, quantitative genetic variation, selection efficiency, selection of multiple traits, GXE interactions, line development, backcross breeding, recurrent selection and variety development. Two block courses allow students to visit plant breeders, and encourage discussion and networking.

Course code

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283708

Level

The fourth number of the course code shows the level of the course. For example, in course 219206, the fourth number is a 2, so it is a 200-level course (usually studied in the second year of full-time study).

700-level

Credits

Each course is worth a number of credits. You combine courses (credits) to meet the total number of credits needed for your qualification.

30

Subjects

Agriculture/Horticulture Plants, Agronomy

Course planning information

Prerequisite courses

Complete first
One of 1203xx, 283305, 284301 or 284342

You need to complete the above course or courses before moving onto this one.

Restrictions

Choose just one
171754

The courses listed above have similar content to this one meaning you can only enrol in this course or one of the listed courses. Only one of the courses can be credited towards your qualification.

General progression requirements

You may enrol in a postgraduate course (that is a 700-, 800- or 900-level course) if you meet the prerequisites for that course and have been admitted to a qualification which lists the course in its schedule.

Learning outcomes

What you will learn. Knowledge, skills and attitudes you’ll be able to show as a result of successfully finishing this course.

  • 1 Appraise the methodology used for experimental design in quantitative genetics.
  • 2 Evaluate the theory underpinning the application of the principles of quantitative genetics to plant breeding.
  • 3 Define the use of statistical methodology underpinning trial design and cultivar selection.
  • 4 Gain an appreciation of the application of quantitative genetics as it relates to the New Zealand plant breeding industries.

Learning outcomes can change before the start of the semester you are studying the course in.

Assessments

Assessment Learning outcomes assessed Weighting
Test 1 2 3 4 10%
Written Assignment 1 2 25%
Written Assignment 2 25%
Written Assignment 3 4 40%

Assessment weightings can change up to the start of the semester the course is delivered in.

You may need to take more assessments depending on where, how, and when you choose to take this course.

Explanation of assessment types

Computer programmes
Computer animation and screening, design, programming, models and other computer work.
Creative compositions
Animations, films, models, textiles, websites, and other compositions.
Exam College or GRS-based (not centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by a college or the Graduate Research School (GRS). The exam could be online, oral, field, practical skills, written exams or another format.
Exam (centrally scheduled)
An exam scheduled by Assessment Services (centrally) – you’ll usually be told when and where the exam is through the student portal.
Oral or performance or presentation
Debates, demonstrations, exhibitions, interviews, oral proposals, role play, speech and other performances or presentations.
Participation
You may be assessed on your participation in activities such as online fora, laboratories, debates, tutorials, exercises, seminars, and so on.
Portfolio
Creative, learning, online, narrative, photographic, written, and other portfolios.
Practical or placement
Field trips, field work, placements, seminars, workshops, voluntary work, and other activities.
Simulation
Technology-based or experience-based simulations.
Test
Laboratory, online, multi-choice, short answer, spoken, and other tests – arranged by the school.
Written assignment
Essays, group or individual projects, proposals, reports, reviews, writing exercises, and other written assignments.

Textbooks needed

Textbooks can change. We recommend you wait until at least seven weeks before the semester starts to buy your textbooks.

Compulsory

BREEDING CROPS WITH RESISTANCE TO DISEASES AND PESTS

Author
NIKS, R.E, PARLEVLIET, J.E, LINDHOUT, P AND BAI, Y
ISBN
9789086863280
Edition
2019
Publisher
WAGENINGGEN ACADEMIC PUBLISHERS

BREEDING FOR QUANTITATIVE TRAITS IN PLANTS

Author
BERNARDO, REX NOVERO
ISBN
9780972072410 097207
Edition
SECOND, 2010
Publisher
WOODBURY, MINNESOTA : STEMMA PRESS

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