Integrated & Advanced Plant breeding

Informations

Langue d'enseignement : Anglais
Crédits ECTS: 3

Programme

  • Heures d'enseignement dispensées à l'étudiant : 26 heures
  • Temps de travail personnel : 64 heures

Objectifs et compétences

Objectifs :
Outline:

Plant Breeding plays an important role in the development of plant varieties for food, feed and industrial uses. Plant breeding is conducted by international companies with strategic markets as European and Asian markets. New varieties have to meet current demands regarding yield and biomass production, disease resistance, quality characteristics, salt or drought tolerance and suitability for sustainable plant production systems as organic production. Plant Breeding involves a variety of aspects, ranging from the molecular level as genes cloning to the population level and requires knowledge on molecular biology, physiology, pathology, epigenetics, bioinformatics, biotechnologies and genetics of cultivated plants.

The teaching unit will present the challenges of plant breeding for the 21st century, develop the up-to-date strategies for plant breeding including molecular markers, genes cloning, genomic selection, interaction genotype x environment and associated biotechnologies. Personal project will be conducted on breeding for quality, for resistance…on a chosen species.

General Instructional Objective (GIO):

Students will acquire fundamental knowledge related to plant genetics and breeding. They will understand the present and future challenges in plant breeding and the associated tools. They will understand the plant breeding framework at the world level.

Specific Behavioral Objectives (SBO):

1. Students will be able to describe and explain the interaction between phenotype, genotype and environment;

2. Students will be able to integrate tools to propose a breeding strategy depending on breeding objectives and species;

3. Students will be able to compare national policies related to plant varieties protection.

Organisation pédagogique

le mode de fonctionnement de l'UE est présenté au début des enseignements

Contrôle des connaissances

En cours de finalisation

Lectures recommandées

l'ensemble des références bibliographiques est communiqué au début des enseignements

Responsable de l'unité d'enseignement

Valerie Schurdi-Levraud

Enseignants

la composition de l'ensemble de l'équipe pédagogique est communiquée au début des enseignements