Basic Plant Genetic Principles

Instructors: Dr. Don Lee & Grace Troupe

Units: 3 professional units

Registration:

Registration for Non-credit Professional Development section (self-paced). Self-paced starting the first of every month.

Description:

Genetic principles of inheritance in plants and animals and their significance in biology and agriculture will be discussed. Topics include the physical basis of heredity in families and populations; introduction to chromosome biology; the molecular basis for gene expression; and modern genetic engineering tools used in animal and plant systems. Weekly problem sets and some participant-run experiments will be used to clarify genetics and selective plant breeding topics.

Delivery:

The self-paced version of the module is recommended for self-motivated individuals. Self-paced Genetic Principles is held in Campus eXtension Online. Non-credit learners will receive an Enrollment Key/Password near the start of the session.

Requirements:

High-speed Internet access with an updated browser, email, video ability. Recommended browsers include Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Textbooks:

All materials will be available via eExtension / Blackboard / Plant & Soil Sciences eLibrary.

Tuition:

$750 per three unit module

At a Glance