Basic Plant Genetic Principles

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Genetic Principles (Self-Paced)

Oct. 1, 2018-March 31, 2019
Jan. 7-June 30, 2019
(Now offered Quarterly!)


Professional Certificate

Three Units

Instructors

Don Lee, Grace Troupe or Gabby Johnson

Registration

Registration for Non-credit Professional Development section (self-paced). Self-paced module begins quarterly.

Description

Genetic principles of inheritance in plants and animals and their significance in biology and agriculture will be discussed. Topics include the physical basis of heredity in families and populations; introduction to chromosome biology; the molecular basis for gene expression; and modern genetic engineering tools used in animal and plant systems. Weekly problem sets and some participant-run experiments will be used to clarify genetics and selective plant breeding topics.

Delivery

The self-paced version of the module is recommended for self-motivated individuals. This online Genetic module about Genetic Principles is held in Campus eXtension Online. Non-credit learners will receive an Enrollment Key/Password near the start of the session.

Requirements

High-speed Internet access with an updated browser, email, video ability. Recommended browsers include Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Textbooks

All materials will be available via eXtension / Canvas, Plant & Soil Sciences eLibrary.

You might also like Genetics information on this educational webpage: https://ge.unl.edu/.

Tuition

$750 for this three-unit module.