Course syllabus PHD_A058_N - Strategy and perspectives of Plant Breeding (FAaFR - 2020/2021 - post-graduate studies)

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

Special Plant Production - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Special Plant Production - doctoral (elective), 1. year
Level of study:
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:
Possibilities of plant diversity practical use, biological phenomenon and principles in increasing of plant species economic use by form of new cultivars and hybrids creation for nutrition, agriculture and other increasing demands of population.
Course contents:
The role of plant breeding in formation of new generation of cultivars and hybrids from cultivated plant species, demands of growers, processors and consumers on external and internal quality of products, using of classical breeding methods, molecular breeding, possibilities and risks of gene engineering, practical use of known biological phenomenon and principles, application of mathematical and statistical methods in evaluation of biological material.
Recommended or required reading:
BOHÁČ,J. et al.: Šľachtenie rastlín. Bratislava, Príroda, 1990, 535s, ISBN 80-07-00231-6
CHOPRA,V.L.: Plant breeding. New Dlhi: Chaman Enterprise, 1989, 471s, ISBN 81-204-0388-6
Priebežné štúdium aktuálnej literatúry
RICHARDS, A.J.: Plant breeding systems. London: Chapman & Hall, 1997, 529s, ISBN 0-412-57440-3

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Evaluation of course unit:
Assessed students in total: 11

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Name of lecturer(s): doc. Ing. Jan Brindza, CSc. (examiner, lecturer)
Ing. Marián Miko, CSc. (examiner, lecturer)
doc. Ing. Janka Nôžková, PhD. (person responsible for course)
Last modification:
9. 1. 2020
doc. Ing. Janka Nôžková, PhD. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Gabriela Hvizdová on 01/09/2020.

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