Course syllabus A15-0072-I - Plant Breeding (FAaFR - SS 2020/2021)

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Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra
Faculty: Faculty of Agrobiology and Food Resources
Course unit code:
Course unit title: Plant Breeding
Planned types, learning activities and teaching methods:
1 hour weekly / 13 hours per semester of study (on-site method)
2 hours weekly / 26 hours per semester of study (on-site method)

Credits: 4
Semester: Genetic Technologies in Agrobiology - master (required), 2. semester
Management of Plant Production - master (required), 2. semester
Management of Plant Production - master (required), 2. semester
Plant Nutrition and Protection - master (required), 2. semester
Sustainable Agriculture and Rural Development - master (elective), 2. semester
Level of study: 2.
Prerequisites for registration:
Assesment methods :
Project preparation and presentation valued by 40 points, the final exam valued by 60 points. To pass the trial marked as A, it is necessary to obtain at least 93 points , in the case of B trial at least 86 points, trial C at least 79 points, trial D at least 72 points and finally trial E at least 64 points, respectively.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
Acquisition of basic knowledge on varieties and hybrids breeding process using the classic and modern methods, genetic phenomena and principles.
Course contents:
Plant breeding as a controlled microevolution. Principal breeding goals and trends. Breeding on production, on quality, on biotic and abiotic factors. Breeding using a selection, crossing, mutations and polyploidy. Applications of genetic engineering and modern biotechnology methods. Principles of selection. Creation of cultivars for various cultivating systems. Sustentative breeding of registered cultivars. Theoretical principles of seed production.
Recommended or required reading:
BOHÁČ, J. et al. 1990 Šľachtenie rastlín. Bratislava: Príroda. 1990. 535 s. ISBN 80 - 07 - 00231 - 6.
BRINDZA, J.: Základy šľachtenia rastlín. Nitra: VES SPU Nitra, 1998, 99 s. ISBN 80-7137-469-5

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Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 195

19,5 %
12,3 %
28,2 %
18,5 %
21,0 %
0,5 %
Name of lecturer(s):
doc. Ing. Jan Brindza, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer, person responsible for course)
Ing. Marián Miko, CSc. (examiner, instructor, lecturer)
Last modification:
15. 10. 2019
doc. Ing. Jan Brindza, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 10/15/2019.

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