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Courses taught by Dr. Rainey
Dr. Rainey teaches Plant Breeding and Genetics, CSES 4144.
Description: This class covers plant genetics with an emphasis on crop improvement. Fundamentals of genetics are reviewed: gene recombination, quantitative inheritance, probability, linkage, etc., followed by topics in genetics relevant to plants such as polyploidization, ‘R’ genes and disease resistance, reproductive mechanisms, plant genetic resources, etc. Later, topics related to plant genetics are covered, including sections on plant breeding, genomics, genetic engineering, Arabidopsis research, molecular markers.
Objectives: Students will understand basic genetic concepts, major topics in plant genetics, and the objectives and methods of crop improvement and related tools.
Skills gained: Pollination of crop plants, reading primary scientific literature, calculation of probability and ratios resulting from Mendelian segregation, Quantitative genetics calculations.
Please e-mail Dr. Rainey if you are considering taking this course or have questions.
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