957327 Restistance breeding of crop plants


Type
Lecture
Semester hours
2
Lecturer (assistant)
Bürstmayr, Hermann , Lemmens, Marc
Organisation
Division of Plant Breeding
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction
Englisch

Content

- Concepts in disease resistance (definitions)

- Plant defence mechanisms (mechanisms of resistance, types of resistance, structural and biochemical defence mechanisms)

- Genetics of host parasite interaction (genetics of resistance, genetics of pathogenicity, gene-for-gene relationship, vertical and horizontal resistance)

- Sources of resistance and methods of testing for resistance (including assessing of the disease)

- Breeding for resistance to diseases and insects (specific examples for virus, bacterium, fungus, insects) including resistance breeding concepts

- Production of disease resistant plants by unconventional techniques (e.g. GMOs)

- Stability and vulnerability of resistance (durability)

- Examples for breeding for resistance against fungal diseases, insects, and viruses

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Previous knowledge expected

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Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The students should be able to
- explain plant-pathogen interactions
- discuss resistance breeding concepts
- critically evaluate advantages/disadvantages of resistance breeding strategies
- obtain knowledge about resistance of selected crop plants against several to fungal diseases, viruses and insects
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You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.