957121 Crop plants and genetic resources

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Vollmann, Johann
Offered in
Sommersemester 2024
Languages of instruction


Genetic resources as an example of biological resources in agriculture.
Evolution of crops plants; plant breeding; collection, maintenance, characterisation and utilization of plant genetic resources;
case studies (crop species, description of genetic variation, application of molecular markers);
national and international activities

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge of biology

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Recognition of genetic resources as a major resource for agriculture, human nutrition and the non-food sector. Understanding of the importance of collecting, maintaining and utilization of genetic resources. Explaining and solving of problems related to agricultural seed issues.
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