Principle of Plant Breeding
Credit Hours : 3 (2+1)
To impart knowledge to the students on the principles and procedures of plant breeding in self and cross pollinated crops to develop the high yielding varieties / hybrids
By the end of the course, the students will be able to
i. Learn breeding procedures in self and cross pollinated crops
ii. Understand exploitation of heterosis utilizing male sterility and other methods
iii. Know about the various population improvement programmes
iv. Study about the fundamentals of mutation, polyploidy and wide hybridization and
their role in crop improvement
1. Mirlohi, A., Majidi, M. M. and M. Esmailzadeh-Moghadam. 2013. Principle of plant breeding. Arkan-e Danesh Press (In Farsi).
2- Fehr, W.R. 1987. Principles of cultivar development; Theory and techniques (Vol. 1). MacMillan Publishing Company, New York
3- Fehr, W. R. and H. H. Hadley. 1980. Hybridization of crop plants. American Society of Agronomy. Madison, Wisconsion.
4- Sleper, D. A and Poehlman, J. M. 2006. Breeding field crops. (5th edition). Iowa State University Press. Ames, Iowa.
5- Allard, R.W. Principle of plant breeding. 2th edition. John Wiley & Sons New York. 264P.
Principle of Genetic
Projects 10 %
Midterm exam 25 %
Final exam 50
Lab exam 10 %
Mostafa Khazaii, MSc