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1 Presentation of the course program, learning outputs and matching them with program outputs. Introduction to plant breeding and the role of genetic variability on breeding Reading of the papers about the lecture
2 Breeding strategy and main components of breeding. Basic knowledge on main breeding techniques. Reading of the papers about the lecture
3 Description of mutation breeding, mutation types. Special issues affecting the success in mutation breeding. Mutation breeding. Reading of the papers about the lecture
4 A mutation breeding program sample for perennial plants. Possible usages of tissue culture for plant breeding Reading of the papers about the lecture
5 Description and importance of ploidy manipulation. Aims of ploidy manipulation. Characteristics of polyploid plants and their area of usage Reading of the papers about the lecture
6 Description and importance of selection and its types. Factors affecting the choice of genotype. Special issues important for selection. A clonal selection sample for perennial plants Reading of the papers about the lecture
7 Selection breeding Reading of the papers about the lecture
8 Combination breeding Reading of the papers about the lecture
9 Backcross breeding, interspecific breeding Reading of the papers about the lecture
10 F1 hybrid (heterosis) breeding Reading of the papers about the lecture
11 Mid-Term Exam Reading of the papers about the lecture
12 Rootstock breeding Reading of the papers about the lecture
13 Resistance breeding in horticultural crops Reading of the papers about the lecture
14 Breeding for resistance to biotic and abiotic factors Reading of the papers about the lecture
15 Biotechnologic methods used in Plant Breeding Reading of the papers about the lecture
16-17 Final Exam Reading of the papers about the lecture

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