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 - available on campus and on e-campus - is designed to build a solid foundation in plant genetics and to stimulate further, more specialized, study. Some genetics background helpful, but not required. Access to most course materials requires registration for the class: see it all on Canvas!

Professors

On-campus: Dr. Patrick Hayes
E-campus: Dr. Brigid Meints

Teaching assistants

New each year

 


Recitation (PBG431)

This stand-alone 1 credit class, offered on-campus only, is NOT required for PBG430 students. It is top-rated opportunity to visit (and learn from) OSU Plant Geneticists and Plant Breeders in their native habitats.

 


Related OSU classes and events to consider

Spring quarter

Fall quarter

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

Topics

Module 1, week 1

  • Unit 1: DNA to protein 
  • Unit 2: Mitosis and meiosis
  • Unit 3: Angiosperm sexual reproduction 

Module 1, week 2

  • Unit 4: Mendelian inheritance: Crosses and generations
  • Unit 5: Mendelian analysis: heterozygous parents, quantitative traits, and organelle genomes
  • Unit 6: Mendelian analysis: a case study
  • Unit 7: Mendelian analysis: hypothesis testing

Module 2, week 3

  • Unit 8:  Asexual reproduction: overview   
  • Unit 9: Covering the reproductive bases
  • Unit 10: Ploidy: so many options

Module 2, week 4

  • Unit 11: Autopolyploids
  • Unit 12: Allopolyploids 
  • Unit 13: Self-incompatibility and monoecy
  • Unit 14: Dioecy and male sterility

Module 3, week 5

  • Unit 15: Gene to phenotype I
  • Unit 16: Gene to phenotype II
  • Unit 17: Molecular tools I

Module 3, week 6

  • Unit 18: Molecular tools II
  • Unit 19: A whole genome
  • Unit 20: Bioinformatics 

Module 4, week 7

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

Module 4, week 8

  • Unit 24: Gene regulation I
  • Unit 25: Gene regulation II
  • Unit 26: Genome regulation

Module 4, week 9

  • Unit 27: Linkage mapping I
  • Unit 28: Linkage mapping II

Module 5, week 10

  • Unit 29: Population genetics
  • Unit 30: Quantitative genetics
  • Unit 31: Biparental QTL mapping
  • Unit 32: GWAS QTL mapping