HRT 819: Advanced Plant Breeding

Course Code: HRT 819

Credits and Offerings

  • 3 credits
  • Fall semester of even years

Course Description

Genetic expectations resulting from breeding strategies with cross- and self-pollinated crop plants,  germplasm collections, quantitative trait locus discovery and use of DNA information in plant breeding.  

Course Objectives

  • To understand the rationale and potential impact of implementing different breeding strategies for cross and self-pollinated crop plants.
  • To understand the DNA-informed breeding strategies including how to obtain the genetic information needed to implement such a program.  


  • Germplasm collections and use
  • Breeding strategies for cross- and self-pollinated crop plants
  • Disease resistance breeding
  • Quantitative trait locus discovery
  • Molecular markers and their use in plant breeding