PBS 503 Course Synopsis

COURSE CODE: PBS 503

COURSE TITLE: Crop Evolution and Taxonomy

NUMBER OF UNITS: 2 Units

COURSE DURATION: 2 hours per week

 

COURSE DETAILS:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Isaac Oludayo Daniel

Email: daniel@unaab.edu.ng

Office Location: Room 245, COLPLANT

Other Lecturers: Dr. M. A. Adebisi and Prof. F. A. Showemimo

 

COURSE SYNOPSIS:

Theory of evolution. Mechanics of crop evolution. Roles of hybridization recombination and natural selection in crop evolution. Isolation mechanism. Modes of speciation. Concepts of primary and secondary centers of origin. Origin of commonly cultivated crops. Genetic variation in populations. Genetic drift. An introduction to the principles of taxonomy, plant nomenclature, succession, mechanism of survival.

Practicals: A survey of crop species and their wild relatives. Consideration of crop varieties and how they fit into a species. Collection of various species within a genus and seeing how they relate to each other.

PBS 503 Lecture Note

 

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