Plant Breeding
and Genetics

  • Level: Master 1
  • Period: Semester 1
  • Language: English
  • Credits: 3 ECTS
  • Teacher/Coordinator: Ali Siah

Main Objectives

Acquire a background in the area of plant breeding and plant genetic selection (actors, organization, challenges, progresses, etc.)
Understand the strategies and techniques of quantitative genetics applied for plant improvement
Tools of biotechnology applied for plant breeding such as marker assisted selection and genomic selection

Skills Developed

Analyze constraints/technical and economic challenges of genetic improvement of various plant species.


General Content

Lessons/conferences, company visits

  • Organization of plant breeding sector
  • Methods of plant breeding
  • Quantitative genetics applied for plant breeding
  • Marker assisted selection and genomic selection
  • Breeding specialties of different plant species
  • Seed production and regulation



Individual exam – Synthesis report and oral defense on a subject not developed during the courses.



Ali Siah
Professor - Researcher
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