M.Sc Agriculture Genetics & Plant Breeding- Plant Breeding & Genetics is dedicated to the genetic improvement of crop plants for the benefit of society through the development of novel breeding methodologies, the discovery and deployment of economically important genes as genetic stocks, germplasm, and varieties, and the training of a new generation of plant breeders.The course offers knowledge on the genetic basis of plant breeding and provides skills in conventional breeding practices, application of biotechnology in plant improvement and variety selection technologies. The graduate will be exposed to institutions involved in plant improvement and therefore have an exposure to challenges and opportunities in plant improvement. The graduate is expected to have the capacity to develop plant improvement plans for plants of economic importance. The graduate shall provide services to seed companies, research and training institutions and offer consultancy services to plant variety development firms. The course targets graduates who are interested in specializing in areas related to plant genetic improvement, genetic resource management or seed production.
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