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FDS407 Cereal Science 4 (8)


This subject teaches students basic principles associated with early-stage testing in cereal breeding. The content includes descriptions of breeding techniques, the role of biometrics, and testing methodologies, including NIR

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Subject information

Duration Grading System School:
One sessionHD/FLSchool of Wine and Food Sciences

Assumed Knowledge


Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
* Describe the basics of applied genetics and BioIT in plant breeding
* Describe the importance of biometry to breeding methodologies
* Describe methods for early-stage testing in breeding, including NIR


The subject will cover the following topics:
* Applied genetics in plant breeding * Introduction to biometry * Microarray and ELISA techniques in early testing * BioIT for graphical genotyping * Near infrared technology ? practical implementation


The information contained in the 2016 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: 06 September 2016. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.