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PBG Courses, Corvallis Campus

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Top PBG 199 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 199H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top PBG 299 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 299H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top PBG 399 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 401 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 403 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 99 credits.

Top PBG 405 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 405H READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top PBG 407 SEMINAR (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 409 TEACHING PRACTICUM (1-16) 
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 430 PLANT GENETICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the principles of plant genetics with an emphasis on the structure and function of economically important plant genomes. PREREQS: One year of biology and chemistry.

Top PBG 431 PLANT GENETICS RECITATION (1)  Offered in current or future terms
Review and demonstration of plant genetics principles.

Top PBG 441 PLANT TISSUE CULTURE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles, methods, and applications of plant tissue culture. Laboratory is important part of course. Topics include callus culture, regeneration, somaclonal variation, micropropagation, anther culture, somatic hybridization, and transformation. Lec/lab. PREREQS: (BI 311 and BOT 331) or PBG 430 or CSS 430

Top PBG 450 PLANT BREEDING (4) 
An introduction to the genetic improvement of self-pollinated, cross-pollinated, and asexually propagated species and the genetic principles on which breeding methods are based. Examples are drawn from a wide range of crops, including cereal grains, grasses, fruits, nuts, and vegetables; guest lecturers discuss their breeding programs. Additional topics include crop evaluation, germplasm preservation, disease resistance, and biotechnology. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BI 311 or PBG 430

Top PBG 499 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 499H SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits. PREREQS: Honors College approval required.

Top PBG 501 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 503 THESIS (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top PBG 505 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 506 PROJECTS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 507 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 508 WORKSHOP (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 509 PRACTICUM IN TEACHING (1-3) 
Developing skills and competence in teaching under staff supervision; organization and presentation of instructional materials by assisting in laboratory, recitation, and lectures. CROSSLISTED as ENT 509, CROP 509, SOIL 509. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top PBG 513 PLANT GENETIC ENGINEERING (3) 
Principles, methods, and recent developments in the genetic engineering of higher plants. Offered alternate years. PREREQS: (BI 311 and BOT 331) or (CSS 430 or CSS 530) or (HORT 430 or HORT 530) or (PBG 430 or PBG 530)

Top PBG 519 CURRENT TOPICS IN PLANT BREEDING AND GENETICS (2) 
Provides an advanced understanding of plant breeding and genetics and their relationship to other disciplines through critical analysis of the scientific literature. Students practice synthesizing information and presenting findings to peers. Instructors, topics, and specific learning objectives vary from term to term. CROSSLISTED as HORT 519. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 12 credits.

Top PBG 530 PLANT GENETICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Introduction to the principles of plant genetics with an emphasis on the structure and function of economically important plant genomes. PREREQS: One year of biology and chemistry.

Top PBG 541 PLANT TISSUE CULTURE (4)  Offered in current or future terms
Principles, methods, and applications of plant tissue culture. Laboratory is important part of course. Topics include callus culture, regeneration, somaclonal variation, micropropagation, anther culture, somatic hybridization, and transformation. Lec/lab. CROSSLISTED as MCB 541. PREREQS: (BI 311 and BOT 331) or PBG 430

Top PBG 550 PLANT BREEDING (4) 
An introduction to the genetic improvement of self-pollinated, cross-pollinated, and asexually propagated species and the genetic principles on which breeding methods are based. Example are drawn from a wide range of crops, including cereal grains, grasses, fruits, nuts, and vegetables; guest lecturers discuss their breeding programs. Additional topics include crop evaluation, germplasm preservation, disease resistance, and biotechnology. Lec/lab. PREREQS: BI 311 or PBG 430 or PBG 530

Top PBG 551 BREEDING CLONAL CROPS (1)  Offered in current or future terms
The overall goal of the course is to gain fundamental knowledge of breeding methods for clonal crops; these methods are different from those used for seed-propagated crops. Specific examples from a wide array of plant species (tree fruits, berries, tree nuts, potato, sweet potato, cassava, cacao) will be provided to illustrate application of the fundamental knowledge. PREREQS: PBG 450 [C] or PBG 550 [C] and the instructor will waive the enforced prerequisite requirement for students with comparable experience and a desire to learn more about plant breeding.

Top PBG 591 SELECTED TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 598 PLANT CHROMOSOME BIOLOGY (3) 
Exploration of the relationship between chromosome number, structure, and behavior to gene inheritance, organization, and expression. Discussion of chromosome manipulation strategies for genomics research, genetic analysis, and plant breeding. PREREQS: 6 credits of genetics or equivalent.

Top PBG 599 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 601 RESEARCH (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 603 DISSERTATION (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 999 credits.

Top PBG 605 READING AND CONFERENCE (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 607 SEMINAR (1-16)  Offered in current or future terms
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 609 PRACTICUM IN TEACHING (1-3) 
Developing skills and competence in teaching under staff supervision; organization and presentation of instructional material by assisting in laboratory, recitation, and lectures. Graded P/N. This course is repeatable for a maximum of 9 credits.

Top PBG 620 DNA FINGERPRINTING (1) 
Principles and methods for producing and analyzing DNA fingerprints. Offered even years. CROSSLISTED as MCB 620. PREREQS: BI 311 or CSS 430 or CSS 530 or PBG 430 or PBG 530 or HORT 430 or HORT 530 or equivalent.

Top PBG 621 GENETIC MAPPING (1) 
Principles and methods for constructing genetic maps comprised of molecular and other genetic markers. Offered even years. CROSSLISTED as MCB 621. PREREQS: BI 311 or CSS 430 or CSS 530 or PBG 430 or PBG 530 or HORT 430 or HORT 530 or equivalent.

Top PBG 622 MAPPING QUANTITATIVE TRAIT LOCI (1) 
Principles and methods for mapping genes underlying phenotypically complex traits. Offered even years. CROSSLISTED as MCB 622. PREREQS: CROP 590 or CSS 590 or ST 513 or equivalent.

Top PBG 650 ADVANCED PLANT BREEDING AND QUANTITATIVE GENETICS (3)  Offered in current or future terms
Pedigree, bulk, single-seed-descent, doubled haploid, backcross, testcross, mass, and half-sib, S~1~, and S~2~ family breeding methods; breeding hybrids and selecting sources of alleles for developing superior hybrids; the nature and consequences of genotype by environment interactions; marker-assisted backcross and inbred line breeding; quantitative trait locus mapping; random linear models; designing and analyzing cultivar, line, and family selection experiments. Offered odd years. PREREQS: (CSS 430 or CSS 530 or PBG 430 or PBG 530 or HORT 430 or HORT 530) and (CSS 450 or CSS 550 or PBG 450 or PBG 550 or HORT 450 or HORT 550) and (ST 411 or ST 511) and (ST 412 or ST 512) and (ST 413 or ST 513)

Top PBG 691 SELECTED TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.

Top PBG 699 SPECIAL TOPICS (1-16) 
This course is repeatable for a maximum of 16 credits.



 
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