Heterosis in Plant Breeding

Plants showing various types of hybred vigor or heterosis

February 26 – April 6, 2018

Professional Certificate

One unit

The module is also offered for noncredit professional development.

Instructor

Joe Keaschall

Registration

Noncredit Professional Development by credit card.

Description

Module covers classical concepts of heterosis; genetic hypotheses for hybrid vigor; quantitative genetics of heterosis; new tools to study hybrid vigor, structure and function; organization of germplasm into heterotic groups, prediction of heterosis and hybrid performance; mechanisms for making hybrid seed; and breeding methods/concepts for developing hybrids in plants.

Delivery

This module has both a resident, on-campus section and an online section.

Requirements

Internet access and email

Textbooks

TBA

Prerequisites

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

Tuition

Noncredit Professional Development Module: $270 total cost

Who It’s For

Among those who would benefit from taking this session are:

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