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 and Fridays 1-2, or by appointment

Teaching assistant



Recitation (PBG431)

Thursdays 1:00 -1:50. Crop Science Bldg. 138


Related classes and events to consider

Spring quarter

Fall quarter

  • Genetic markers, mapping, and association (PBG20,621)


Module 1, week 1

Module 1, week 2

Module 2, week 3

Module 2, week 4

Module 3, week 5

Module 3, week 6

Module 4, week 7

  • Unit 21: Transgenics I
  • Unit 22: Transgencis II
  • Unit 23: Gene editing
  • Study guide

Module 4, week 8

Module 4, week 9

Module 5, week 10

Assignments, Due Dates, Syllabus, etc.

  • See Canvas site

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