PBS 302 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: PBS 302

COURSE TITLE: Basic Plant and Animal Breeding

NUMBER OF UNITS: 3 Units

COURSE DURATION: Four  Hours per week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Prof. D. K. Ojo B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D

Email: dkojo58@gmail.com

Office Location: Room 246, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Prof. M. O. Ozoje , Dr. O. Olowofeso, Mr. E. O. Idehen and Mr. O. A. Oduwaye

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Definition of Plant and animal breeding: introduction, hybridization-inbreeding and outcrossing, hybrid and hybrid vigour, pureline, inbred line, manifestation of heterosis, consequences of inbreeding, selection and selection methods-mass and pureline selection; genetic basis of inbreeding in plants and animals; concept of heritability and genetic gain. Method of reproduction in plants; features that dictate mode of pollination in plants: crosses- main selection, recurrent selection, hybrid/synthetic varieties, meaning of protogamy, self-incompatibility, male sterility, floral devices, monoecy, dioecy; self-pollinating crops-meaning of autogamy, pureline breeding, bulk population breeding, pedigree breeding, backcross breeding, cleistogamy, apomixes, parthenocarpy.  Breeding methods in plants – conventional; plant introduction, hybridization and selection, non-conventional: mutation, tissue culture and genetic engineering; polyploidy, aneuploids, euploids in plant breeding. Concept of disease and insect resistance –  horizontal resistance, vertical resistance, tolerance, hypersensitivity, immunity; Breeding methods that can incorporate resistance in crop in plants – backcross breeding, pedigree breeding, genetic basis of backcross breeding, advantages/disadvantages of both.

PBS 302 Lecture Note

 

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