|General description||This course aims to give students an overview of the basic methods of plant breeding, both traditional methods as those based on plant cell and tissue in vitro culture.|
|Tribunales de Revisión||
|Know the fundamentals of plant Genetic Improvement.||A26
|Know the applications of the techniques of "in vitro" culture of plant cells and tissues to Plant Genetic Improvement||A303
|Know the fundamentals and applications of Plant Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology||A28
|Classic breeding||Topic 1. Introduction to Plant breeding.
Unit 2. Reproduction and inheritance systems.
Unit 3. Obtaining genetic variability.
Unit 4. Quantitative inheritance.
Unit 5. Breding self-pollinated species.
Unit 6. Breeding cross-pollinated species
Topic 7. Breeding vegetatively propagated species
Unit 8. Genetic incompatibility systems.
Unit 9. Androsterility.
|Application of Biotechnology to Plant breeding||Topic 10. In vitro culture and micropropagation.
Unit 11. Genetic markers and genotyping.
Unit 12. Marker-assisted breeding.
Unit 13. Genetically modified plants.
|Methodologies :: Tests|
|Class hours||Hours outside the classroom||Total hours|
|Tutorship of group||6||14||20|
|(*)The information in the planning table is for guidance only and does not take into account the heterogeneity of the students.|
|Tutorship of group||In the group tutorials, questions focused specifically on the material proposed by the profesor for each of the sessions will be resolved, material on which the students will have previously worked independently.|
|Laboratory practicals||Practical exercises in the laboratory and analysis of the results.|
|Personal tuition||Personalized attention at the request of the student.|
|Lecture||Lectures in which the profesor will explain the contents of the subject: These sessions also include individual or small group complementary activities under the profesor's supervision and guidance, as well as continuous assessment tests.|
|Lecture||Attendance and participation in classes will be evaluated|
|Tutorship of group||The ability to analyze and design experiments will be evaluated, as well as the ability to relate different concepts, the level of knowledge and the clarity and precision in the presentation of ideas.|
|Laboratory practicals||The attendance and participation in the classes, the handling of instruments, the attitude in the laboratory and the interpretation of results will be evaluated.|
|Other comments and second call|
The final grade both in the first and second call, will be accounted as follows:
- A written test (60%)
- Resolution of practical cases, problems, questions and assumptions made during the course (25%)
- Carrying out laboratory practices and written presentation of the activities and results obtained during them (15%).
The written test consists of two parts, a theoretical one and a problem-solving one. The final mark of the written test will correspond to the average of the two exams (theory and problems), being essential to reach at least a 3 out of 10 in each of these two parts to make the average between them. If these requirements are not met, the maximum mark of the written test will be 3.5.
In the final grade, the note of the written tests will be computed first and those who have achieved at least 4 points out of 10 in said tests will be added the grade from the other two assessable aspects. The final grade will be the sum of the weighted scores for each assessable aspect. To pass the course a minimum grade of 5 out of 10 is needed.
During the evaluation tests, the possession or use of any type of instrument or material will not be allowed, except for the basic writing material (pen or similar) and those that are expressly authorized by the teacher at the beginning of each test. . If any irregularity occurs during the holding of the exam or evaluation test, for not complying with the above, the exam will be immediately withdrawn, the student will be expelled, and their qualification as a failure, as well as what corresponds to the Guidelines for action in cases of plagiarism, copying or fraud in exams or evaluation tests at the University of León.
|Sources of information|
|Access to Recommended Bibliography in the Catalog ULE|