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

Subject Outlines
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No offerings have been identified for this subject in 2018.

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Subject Information

Grading System



One session


School 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 earlystage testing in breeding, including NIR


This 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


Current Students

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The information contained in the 2018 CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: August 2018. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.