Oregon State University

PBG 430 & 530

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

Javier Hernandez: 221 Crop Science Bldg.
Office Hours: Thursdays 3:30 - 5

Ryan King: 4026A Ag Life Sciences Bldg.
Office Hours:Wednesdays 9 - 10

Golnaz Komaei Koma: ALS 4021
Office Hours: Fridays, 1 - 2

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, 2017




  • Molecular tools
    pdf  ppt   readings   study guide
  • Genomics & Markers Sup
    pdf  ppt   readings   study guide
  • Transgenics
    pdf  ppt   readings   study guide
  • Haploids to polyploids
    pdf  ppt   readings   study guide


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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

Homework 5

Genetics in the news: 


Genome of the week:


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