Haploids & Doubled Haploids Module

Wheat

January 8 – February 9, 2018

Professional Certificate

One unit

This module 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.

Instructor

Joe Keaschall

Registration

Noncredit Professional Development by credit card

Description

Module 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.

Delivery

Distance learners 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.

Textbooks

TBA

Prerequisites

Completion of Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding, Germplasm & Genes and Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding is recommended.

Tuition

The fee rate for professional learners (non-academic) is $270 per credit hour.

Who It’s For

Among those who would benefit from taking this module are:

  • Plant breeding and seed industry professionals
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Certificate participants
  • Certified Crop Advisors
  • Food industry personnel
  • Extension educators, agents and specialists