Plant Genetics

Course Description

The structure, expression, and manipulation of plant genomes will be explored using the principles and theory of classical and contemporary genetics. This course is designed to build a solid foundation in plant genetics and to stimulate further, more specialized, study. Some genetics background helpful, but not required.


Patrick Hayes: 253 Crop Science Bldg.
Office Hours: Wednesdays 1-2 or by appointment

Teaching assistants


Recitation (PBG431)

Thursdays 1:00 -1:50. Crop Science Bldg. 150


Graduate Student Section (PBG530):

Wednesdays 11:00 - 11:50 Crop Science Bldg. 232

Related classes to consider

Plant Breeding (PBG450/550) Spring, 2018



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Homework assignments and due dates:

Homework 1 due Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Homework 2 due Wednesday, Jan. 25. Turn in as hard copy, in class. Key

Homework 3 due Friday, February 10 as hard copy in class

Homework 4 due Monday, Feb. 20 as hard copy in class. Key

Homework 4b (optional) due Wednesday, March 1 in class. HW 4b grades can replace HW 4 grades. Key - all True!!!!

Homework 5 due Wednesday, March 15 as hard copy in class.

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