AGRO 816B: Haploids & Doubled Haploids in Plant Breeding

Image of strawberry plant in pot and greenhouse.

Jan. 8-Feb. 9, 2018

Instructor: Dr. Joe Keaschall

Class Number

AGRO 816B

Credits: One graduate credit

This course is eligible for Certificate Crop Advisor CEUs (continuing education units): 5 units in Crop Management and 5 units in Pest Management. Contact Kathy Schindler, kschindler1@unl.edu, to ask about CEUs.

Registration

Academic Credit at UNL

Description

Course will cover variations in chromosome number, biology and technology of haploids/doubled haploids in higher plants, microspore embryogenesis, wide hybridization, in vivo maize parthenogenesis-type, and radiation systems.  Use of haploids in genetics research, DH systems in self-pollinated, cross-pollinated and hybrid crop breeding.

Textbook

TBA

Delivery

Distance students have the option of participating in twice weekly lectures presented to resident, on-campus students or viewing the taped lectures online.  The resident class section, which will be available "live" via the Internet for distance students, will meet on days and times to be announced.  The "virtual classroom" is in eXtension Online Campus and students will receive a password/keycode to enter the virtual classroom.

Requirements

High-speed Internet access, e-mail, and the ability to view video. Recommended browsers are Chrome, Firefox and Safari.

Prerequisites

Individuals taking the course for academic credit must be enrolled in UNL's Graduate School and ideally will have completed AGRO 815A (Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding), 815B (Germplasm & Genes) and 815D (Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding), or their equivalent.

Tuition

For information on academic tuition and fees, please visit the Student Accounts website for graduate tuition.

Who It's For

Among those who would benefit from taking this course are:

  • Graduate students in plant breeding and related disciplines
  • Plant breeding and seed industry professionals 
  • Extension educators, agents and specialists with a strong genetics background and interest