GCP Blog Connect with us GCP on Facebook Follow GCP on Twitter GCP on LinkedIn Subscribe to GCP Newsletter Subscribe to our RSS feeds

Colorado calling on cyberspace: Course in Plant breeding for drought tolerance


CSU online course

Once again, Colorado State University (USA) is offering a postgraduate-level online course in Plant breeding for drought tolerance.

  • Dates: 26 August–13 December 2013
  • Target: postgraduate students in plant science, and professionals in the public and private sectors interested in increasing their knowledge in this area

Course content includes:

  • Analysing the target environment
  • Understanding plant response to drought stress and plant adaptation strategies
  • Using wild species and landraces as sources of drought tolerance
  • Determining which phenotypic traits to use in selection practices
  • Detecting marker–trait associations for relevant traits
  • Understanding transgenic approaches to drought tolerance
  • Learning from successful examples of improving drought tolerance in a variety of crops.

More details are on the IBP portal