Haploids & Doubled Haploids in Plant Breeding

January 9 – February 9, 2017

Instructor: Dr. Joe Keaschall

1 Unit

This module is eligible for Certificate Crop Advisor CEUs (continuing education units): 5 units in Crop Management and 5 units in Pest Management. Contact Kathy Schindler, kschindler1@unl.edu, to ask about CEUs.

Registration:

Noncredit Professional Development by credit card

Description:

Module will cover variations in chromosome number, biology and technology of haploids/doubled haploids in higher plants, microspore embryogenesis, wide hybridization, in vivo maize parthenogenesis-type, and radiation systems. Use of haploids in genetics research, DH systems in self-pollinated, cross-pollinated and hybrid crop breeding.

Delivery:

Distance learners have the option of participating in twice weekly lectures presented to resident, on-campus students or viewing the taped lectures online. The resident class section, which will be available “live” via the Internet for distance students, will meet on days and times to be announced. The “virtual classroom” is in eXtension Online Campus and students will receive a password/keycode to enter the virtual classroom.

Requirements:

High-speed Internet access, e-mail, and the ability to view video.

Textbooks:

TBA

Prerequisites:

Completion of Self-Pollinated Crop Breeding, Germplasm & Genes and Cross-Pollinated Crop Breeding is recommended.

Tuition:

The fee rate for professional learners (non-academic) is $270 per credit hour.

Who It’s For:

Among those who would benefit from taking this module are:

  • Plant breeding and seed industry professionals
  • Plant Breeding & Genetics Professional Certificate participants
  • Certified Crop Advisors
  • Food industry personnel
  • Extension educators, agents and specialists

At a Glance