791361 Crop plant science

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Institute of Biotechnology
Offered in
Wintersemester 2016/17
Languages of instruction


Students should gain an overview about crop plants and plant utilization. Beginning from the origin of cultivated plants, plant domestication to the available variability and the breeding of crop plants, even with biotechnological and molecular methods and tools.

Previous knowledge expected

Basics in Botany

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

After successful completion of this course students will be able to describe plant anatomy, primary and secondary metabolite production, utilization and breeding of crop plants. They will be able:
+ to describe precisely the shape and structure of the plant body and its useful parts
+ to recognize useful compounds of crop plants of particular quality and value, be it primary storage compounds or secondary metabolites
+ to analyze crop plants according to their use and purpose either as edible plants (for human consumption or as animal feed) or as technically useful plants (plants producing fibers, wood or energy)
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