AG 271: Introduction to Crop Improvement

Credits 3 Class Hours2 lecture and 3 lab

This course includes fundamentals of genetic theory using biotechnological procedures in insect and plant pathogen control and plant and animal breeding as practical applications.


"C" or higher in AG 200, BOT 101, or both SCI 121 and SCI 121L.

Semester Offered Spring
Diversification: Biological Sciences — DB
Course Student Learning Outcomes (CSLOs)
  1. Describe the structure, function, and replication of DNA as the genetic material.
  2. Describe basic concepts of genomics.
  3. Describe genetic variation and its use in crop improvement.
  4. Identify major methods used for crop improvement.