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Basic Plant Breeding: Cross Pollinated Crops (Online - Apr. 2 - May 8, 2018) Dates are approximate)

Basic Plant Breeding:  Cross Pollinated Crops (Online - Apr. 2 - May 8, 2018) Dates are approximate)
The foundation for breeding methods with self-pollinated crops that we explored in module two of the Basics of Plant Breeding is that heterozygosity cannot be maintained and a population will segregate to a mixture of near pure lines over generations. The opposite is true with cross-pollinated crops in that homozygosity cannot be maintained and if the assumptions of the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium are met the allelic and genotypic frequencies within a specific population will remain constant over generations. Thus, we must understand the impact of selection on allelic frequencies within these populations. In this module, we will introduce quantitative genetic principles, the Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium theory, breeding methodologies with cross-pollinating crop species, and deviations from expected ratios. We also will introduce the concept of mating systems, which are more applicable to animal systems but allow us to gain additional insights into plant breeding methodology. Finally, as with self-pollinated crops, we will look at a couple of aggressive breeding programs and discuss nursery sizes and performance testing. Approximate Start Date: Apr. 2, 2018 Approximate End Date: May 8, 2018
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