Plant Resistance to parasitic nematodes - 2017-09-22 10:00:00
Insight into molecular plant-nematode interactions can lead to innovative approaches to control these parasites.
In this lecture, the nematode resistance genes, available for traditional breeding purposes, are discussed.
In addition, novel approaches, such as defence elicitors, or genetic ...
CMS/Hybrid Breeding - 2017-09-01 10:00:00
During this online course, Henrik Hallingbäck explains three main topics of the CMS/Hybrid breeding:
Dominance and inbreeding depression
Hybrid vigour - Heterosis - Hybrid cultivars
Cytoplasmic male sterility (CMS) and its molecular basis
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Plant breeding in a coherent regulatory system - 2017-07-31 12:00:00
New biotechnologies are going to impact the creation of new varieties, but also probably these new technologies are going to modify the registration and certification process of a new variety in a near future. Which legal issues can we expect?
Lecturer: Christian Huyghue
Scientific Director Agri...
Management of the activities of commercial seed producer - 2017-07-31 10:00:00
Explanation of the procedures, directives and guidelines to be observed for the production and commercialization of certified seeds and nursery plants. Explanation of the regulated procedures for the production of certified seeds and nursery plants as well as the pre and post-control of the producti...
Maize genetic resources for breeding purposes - 2017-05-11 10:00:00
This Online course analyse 5 main topics:
Evaluation of the genetic resources available
Covering different actors
Preserving genetic resources
For seed producers
For end users such as food, feed or non-food industries
Variety listing in France : GEVES - 2017-05-09 10:00:00
In this Online Course, the lecturer analyses 3 main points :
French group for the study and control of varieties and seeds (GEVES ) :
Presentation of the institution
Functions of the GEVES
Technical Committee for Plant Breeding (CTPS) : the process of registering a variety in th...
Theory in genetic resources : legal aspects - 2017-05-05 10:00:00
This Online course analyse 3 main arguments about the legal aspect related to the Theory in Genetic Resources:
Definition of genetic resource
In the world
Diversity in maize: From wild ancestors to commercial varieties
International: Treaty o...
Plant Genetic Resources: The Power of Modern Breeding Programmes - 2017-04-28 10:00:00
The importance of plant genetic resources in plant breeding will be discussed in this course. Conservation, collection, evaluation, characterization and utilization of plant genetic resources will be covered in detail.
Information will also be given on experimental designs and statistical evaluatio...
Plant Chimeras: Living together as one Plant - 2017-03-22 17:02:00
Plant meristems are composed of three layers that divide independent and develop into different plant parts. Indeed a plant can be described as a "hand-in-two-gloves".
When one of the meristem layers is struck by a mutation, a chimera originates: an organism composed of geneticall...
Breeding for virus resistance - 2017-03-22 12:00:00
The use of resistant cultivars is a very important part of managing diseases caused by virus infection. Plants have different modes of defence against viruses, including RNA silencing, hypersensitive response and mutations of susceptibility genes.
The resistance genes are used for breeding of culti...
Breeding for resistance to diseases - 2017-02-15 19:16:00
Description and demonstration of inoculation techniques of several viral, bacterial and fungus pathogens. Virus:Tomato yellow leaf curl virus, Tomato spotted wilt virus. Fungus: Monosporascus cannonbalus and Phytium ultimum. Bacteria: Pseudomonas syringae pv. tomato.
Breeding disease resistant grapevine varieties - 2016-12-09 12:00:00
This course is designed to teach students about diseases resistant grapevine breeding
Several aspects of genetic improvement of grapevines for resistance to diseases will be covered, including tradional grape variety selection and new techniques for disease resistance, identification of Disea...
What has a plant breeder to know about production AFSIS - 2016-11-30 02:00:00
A breeder focuses on variety performance, a good breeder also considers production issues; first because he has to multiply his own lines, but most of all because the best genetic may be dropped if it does not respond to production requirements. It is all a matter of chain, a team matter, let's ...
Intellectual Property :Introduction to UPOV - 2016-10-17 12:30:00
This course builds on the concepts presented in Intellectual Property. It provides a more in-depth view of the fundamentals of IP law and is considered as indispensable to pursue more advanced courses of study on specific areas of IP law.
Lecturer: Ben Rivoire, Senior Progr...
Seed quality and testing - 2016-10-07 15:00:00
What is seed quality?
What is the importance of seed quality?
Brief information about seed quality tests; genetic purity, physical purity, germination test, vigour tests, seed moisture determination test.
Lecturer: Prof. Dr. Hülya İLBİ
Dr. Hulya Ilbi obtained h...
Artificial hybridization in plant breeding - 2016-08-17 15:00:00
This is a practical course. In this course, techniques of emasculation and pollination will be detailed. The crops selected will be of Solanecaea family: tomato, pepper and eggplant, and cucurbits crops: melon, watermelon and pumpkin. These crops have different floral morphologies and breeding...
FAO: International treaty on plant genetic resources for food and agriculture - 2016-04-26 12:00:00
- Rationale of the treaty and its multilateral system for access and benefit-sharing
- The Multilateral System: basic provisions
- The Multilateral System: implementation at national level
- The SMTA: Standard Material Transfer Agreement
- The Multilateral System: current operations and evoluti...
Transgenic resistance to pathogens - 2016-03-22 12:00:00
Plants are often suffering from infections with pathogens and this may reduce crop yield and quality. One important part of disease control is the use of resistant plants. However, for different reasons it may be difficult to obtain resistant plants using conventional breeding and genetic engin...