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Plants, Genes, and Global Food Production (PLBR 201)


23 Presentations. This course provides an introduction to plant breeding. It offers a sense of the historical and social importance of the field, tracing its evolution from the pre-scientific days of crop domestication to modern applications of biotechnology. It offers specific examples of how breeding objectives are realized and raises questions about the environmental, social and economic consequences of intensive food production systems.


Susan McCouch
Plant Breeding and Genetics
Cornell University, United States
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