Description of Individual Course Units
Course Unit CodeCourse Unit TitleType of Course UnitYear of StudySemesterNumber of ECTS Credits
9102015542010Applications in Vegetable BreedingElective128
Level of Course Unit
Second Cycle
Objectives of the Course
Students who take the course are expected to increase their skills and knowledge and achieve an upper level in vegetable breeding. They will be able to create a breeding program and apply all types of breeding techniques to their work.
Name of Lecturer(s)
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Eftal Düzyaman
Learning Outcomes
1The student is expected to be able to apply advanced statistical methods in vegetable breeding
2The student is expected too have understood the techniques applied in vegetable breeding.
3The student is expected to evaluate the breeding lines by morphologic, as well as molecular techniques.
4The student will have learned which field layout to use in developing vegetable varieties.
Mode of Delivery
Face to Face
Prerequisites and co-requisities
None
Recommended Optional Programme Components
None
Course Contents
Breeding techniques applied in vegetables are taught. Examples of successful breeding programs are given. Advanced statistics used in vegetable breeding are taught and discussed. The possibilities of applying molecular techniques in vegetable breeding are discussed.
Weekly Detailed Course Contents
WeekTheoreticalPracticeLaboratory
1Introduction to the class and vegetable breeding.A brief description of the course will be provided.
2Selection for useful traits. Introduciton to the selection theory. Terms like, heritability, selection differential, response to selection will be taught to the students.Practice on calculations of heritability, selection differential, response to selelection.
3Gene and genotype frequencies. The Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium will be taught and reasons in changes in gene and genotype frequencies will be explained.Calculation of gene and genotype frequencies under various influences (genetic shift, migration etc.).
4Pedigree selection.practicals on a virtual selection program and examples of varieties developed by pedigree method; practice on field layout and statistical analysis in a selection program.
5Application of the bulk method in vegetable breeding.Practicals on a virtual selection program and examples of varieties developed bythe buk method.
6Recurrent selection.Practicals on recurrent selection.
7Clonal selection in asexually propagated vegetables.Examples on clonally developed commercial vegetables
8Midterm exam. This exam will cover the topics so far explainedEvaluation of papers and discussion.
9Development of pure lines and F1 hybrids.Practicals on line-tester, diallel analysis in hybrids and their parent.
10Marker assisted selection for a single trait.Practicals in marker assisted selection. Practicals on changes in gene frequencies by selection.
11QTL’s in vegetables.Practicals will be made on mapping certain traits, examples will also be given from vegetables.
12Organic breeding.Discussion on traits of interest for organic growers, examples will be given of organically grown vegetables
13Commercialization and variety maintenance of developed cultivarsA virtual variety registration procedure.
14Individual project presentations.Discussion of the presentations. Evaluation of the course.
15Daily trip to a vegetable breeding company.Discussion.
16Final exam.Evaluation.
Recommended or Required Reading
Vegetable breeding (Presentations and handouts) Vegetable Breeding vol. I, II, III and IV. Breeding Vines and Horticultural crops Breeding Vegetables and Fruits Breeding Vegetable Crops Recent literature on vegetable breeding
Planned Learning Activities and Teaching Methods
Activities are given in detail in the section of "Assessment Methods and Criteria" and "Workload Calculation"
Assessment Methods and Criteria
Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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End Of Term (or Year) Learning ActivitiesQuantityWeight
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Language of Instruction
Turkish
Work Placement(s)
None
Workload Calculation
ActivitiesNumberTime (hours)Total Work Load (hours)
Midterm Examination122
Final Examination122
Quiz313
Discussion326
Team/Group Work31030
Field Trip11010
Project Preparation12020
Project Presentation122
Individual Study for Homework Problems149126
Individual Study for Mid term Examination11515
Individual Study for Final Examination13030
TOTAL WORKLOAD (hours)246
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