AFRI Coursework

New coursework has been developed and current coursework enhanced to fulfill AFRI project objectives. Additional lab exercises have been added to Introduction to Plant Genetics (PLBR 2250) that focus on methods and practices used in breeding for disease resistance. A new class, Plant Breeding Field Experience Practicum (PLBR6100), provides in-depth, practical exposure to applied crop breeding. Students participate in the department's maize, small grains, potato, pepper, squash, forage, tomato, and onion breeding programs to gain hands-on experience in the planning and implementation of crossing, planting, harvesting, selecting, and evaluating disease and quality traits.

Other new coursework has been videotaped and is available to view at the links below. These classes include QTL Analysis: Mapping Genotype to Phenotype in Practice (PLBR4080), Introduction to Scripting and Statistics for Genetic Data Management (PLBR4092), and an AFRI Faculty Lecture Series on special topics of interest in breeding for disease resistance. In addition, the Breeding for Pest Resistance (PLBR6180) course has been videotaped and is also available below.

Available Video Coursework

QTL analysis: Mapping Genotype to Phenotype in Practice (PLBR4080) Lectures

  1. Linkage Mapping - Jean-Luc Jannick
  2. Ed Buckler
  3. Association Mapping - Jean-Luc Jannick
  4. Jean-Luc Jannick, Edward Buckler
  5. Genomic Selection - Jean-Luc Jannick
  6. Jean-Luc Jannick

Introduction to Scripting and Statistics for Genetics data Management (PLBR4092) Lectures

  1. Perl and R Scripting for Biologists - Lukas Mueller
  2. Learning Perl - Lukas Mueller
  3. Learning Perl (cont) - Lukas Mueller
  4. Learning Perl (cont) - Lukas Mueller
  5. Learning Perl (cont) - Lukas Mueller
  6. Learning R - Walter DeJong
  7. Learning R (cont) - Walter DeJong
  8. Learning R (cont) - Walter DeJong
  9. Learning R (cont) - Walter DeJong

Breeding for Pest Resistance (PLBR6180) Lectures

  1. Introduction – Phillip Griffiths
  2. Access and Utilization of Germplasm/Sources of Host Plant Resistance - Larry Robertson
  3. Screening and Evaluation of Plants for Host Plant Resistance - Phillip Griffiths
  4. Plant-Pathogen Interactions, The Common Bean: Diseases and Breeding for Resistance -Marcel A. Pastor-Corrales
  5. Population Development And Evaluation - Phillip Griffiths
  6. Introgressing Host Plant Resistance from Intra- and Inter-Specific Crossing and Population Development - Phillip Griffiths
  7. Breeding for Resistance to Nematodes - Peter Cousins
  8. Pyramiding Genes and Durability - Phillip Griffiths
  9. Cost/Implications of Breeding for Pest Resistance - Phillip Griffiths
  10. Breeding Virus Resistant Crop Plants - John Hart
  11. Breeding Virus Resistant Crop Plants (cont) - Phillip Griffiths
  12. A Range of Areas Related around Breeding for Pest Resistance - Phillip Griffiths

AFRI Faculty Lecture Series

The following links offer lectures created by AFRI faculty and guests of the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics on topics of interest in breeding for disease resistance.

"Intro to AFRI project" and "Breeding for disease resistance in wheat at Cornell" 11/23/10 - Mark E. Sorrells, Professor/Chair, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Cornell University

"Resistance to plant diseases in an agricultural context" 3/2/11 - Rebecca Nelson, Professor, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Cornell University

"Combining genetic control of defoliating diseases" 2/15/10 – Martha Mutschler, Department of Plant Breeding & Genetics, Cornell University

"Review and outlook for pepper and cucurbit disease resistance breeding" 11/2/10 - Michael Mazourek, Assistant Professor, Plant Breeding and Genetics, Cornell University

"Breeding for pest/disease resistance in potato" 3/2/11 - Walter De Jong, Associate Professor, Plant Breeding & Genetics, Cornell University

"Targeting trait combinations in vegetables adapted for East Africa " 10/26/10 - Phillip D Griffiths, Associate Professor, Department of Horticulture/Plant Breeding & Genetics, Cornell University

"Genetics of disease resistance and adaptation in maize" 10/25/11 – Randall Wisser, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware

"Did the second green revolution start with Bt cotton in India?" 9/14/ 10 - N. Chandrasekhara Rao, Associate Professor, Centre for Economics and Social Studies, Hyderabad, Department of Government, Cornell University

"Managing business under pressure: How the rice blast pathogen copes with plant-generated stresses during infection" 9/28/10 - Nicole Donofrio, Assistant Professor, Department of Plant and Soil Sciences, University of Delaware

"Plum pox virus: A threat to the stone fruit industry?" 11/9/10 - Mark Fuchs, Associate Professor, Department of Plant Pathology and Plant-Microbe Biology, Cornell University, New York State Agricultural Experiment Station, Geneva