APPLIED GENOMICS AND PLANT BREEDING

SCI2GPB

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject explores plant breeding technologies and applied genomics across a number of commercial enterprises. Students will develop skills in conventional plant breeding methods, as well as modern molecular and cell biology techniques used for breeding. Concepts in molecular biology, genomics, plant breeding and bioinformatics will be presented to support development of practical skills such as grafting, plant tissue culture, nucleic acid extraction, polymerase chain reaction and testing expression levels of interesting and desirable plant traits. A suite of molecular techniques will be evaluated for detecting genetic variation in natural populations including first-generation methods and next generation sequencing based methods. Techniques of statistical genomics, including methods for analysing large data sets will be introduced.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesUsing group discussion and case studies, students will explore the advances of plant breeding techniques over time and their application to commercial enterprises. Practical classes are used to demonstrate techniques in breeding and genomics. Group discussion is used to explore first-generation and next-generation sequencing- based methods. 

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites SCI1LS2 and Admission into SBATE

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsNote: this subject is taught at the Epping Campus of Melbourne Polytechnic. The plant grafting workshop is delivered at the Fairfield Campus of Melbourne Polytechnic.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Learning resources

Advances in Plant Breeding Strategies: Breeding, Biotechnology and Molecular Tools

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAl-Khayri, JM

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherSPRINGER (SPRINGER NATURE), USA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

An Introduction to Genetic Analysis

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorGriffiths, AJF, Doebley J, Peichel C.

Year2020

Edition/Volume12th ed.

PublisherW.H. FREEMAN & COMPANY, USA.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Genomes 4

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBrown, TA

Year2017

Edition/Volume4th Ed.

PublisherGARLAND SCIENCE

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Breeding field crops

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorSleper, D & Poehlman, J

Year2006

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherWILEY, NJ.

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Principles of Plant Genetics

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorAcquaah, G.

Year2020

Edition/Volume3rd ed.

PublisherWILEY BLACKWELL

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Advanced Molecular Plant Breeding: Meeting the Challenge of Food Security

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorBharadwaj, DN

Year2018

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherAPPLE ACADEMIC PRESS INC. CANADA

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Principles of Plant Genetics and Breeding

Resource TypeBook

Resource RequirementRecommended

AuthorDuran, N

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherCallisto Reference

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Discuss traditional plant breeding technologies across a number of commercial enterprises
02. Apply practical skills in genomic and plant breeding experiments
03. Describe and explain the concepts underpinning methods involving first generation and next-generation sequencing
04. Describe techniques of statistical genomics with development of methods for the purposes of analysing genomic and plant breeding data
05. Discuss the ethical and environmental issues associated with genomics and plant breeding

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Epping (Melbourne Polytechnic), 2021, Semester 1, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorAnthony Gendall

Class requirements

Laboratory ClassWeek: 10 - 22
Three 6.00 hours laboratory class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Three-day prac intensive workshop

LectureWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 hours lecture per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 3.00 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
Grafting Workshop

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Two Laboratory Reports (500 words each) (1,000-words total)

N/AN/AN/ANo25 SILO2, SILO5

Four tutorial exercises (375 words each, 1,500-word total

N/AN/AN/ANo30 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5

One 2 hour end-of-semester written examination (2,000-word equivalent)

N/AN/AN/ANo45 SILO1, SILO3, SILO4, SILO5