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Review of tree breeding and conservation in the context of applied breeding programmes. The course connects elements of economics, quantitative genetics and tree multiplication practices for the design of tree improvemement projects and the conservation of their genetic resources.
This course provides students with an understanding of the principles of tree breeding and of tree propagation.
Students are expected to:Have a basic understanding of population and quantitative genetics as they are applied to tree breeding;identify the basic components of a tree breeding program - including breeding objectives and the concept of recurrent selection;Understand the sexual and asexual options for the elopement of superior genetic material, with their respective advantages and disadvantages; andUnderstand principles and practices of conservation of genetic resources.
FORE219, FORE222 and FORE224
There are no required texts. Recommended reading:White, T.L., Adams, W.T. & Neale, D.B. (2007). Forest Genetics (SD 399.5.W588 f2007 - 2 copies in the Library).Additional weekly readings (via the course Learn site) will be used for discussion during lectures.
Domestic fee $1,114.00
International fee $4,938.00
* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.
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School of Forestry