Course CodeBSC207
Fee CodeS1
Duration (approx)100 hours
QualificationStatement of Attainment
Genetics provides a foundation for both
  • Breeding Plants, and
  • Understanding Plant Conservation and Management.
It is an essential area of study for anyone working in horticultural research, botany, environmental management or other areas of applied biological sciences.
If you want to understand how to develop new plant cultivars, you will need to have a knowledge of genetics at a level equal to what is in this course.

Lesson Structure

There are 10 lessons in this course:

  1. Introduction to Genetics
  2. The Cell and Organelles
  3. Interaction between Chromosomes
  4. Interaction between Genes
  5. Genetic Chemistry (DNA and Chromosomes)
  6. Mutations (Genomes and Mutations)
  7. DNA repair and Recombination
  8. Developmental Genetics
  9. Population Genetics
  10. Applied Genetics

Each lesson culminates in an assignment which is submitted to the school, marked by the school's tutors and returned to you with any relevant suggestions, comments, and if necessary, extra reading.

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