International Short Course: Marker-assisted Breeding -- Using DNA information to Improve Crops (August 2014)


This course in Molecular Breeding will be designed not only to cover the molecular techniques available to a plant breeder for crop improvement but also to cover marker assisted selection with successful examples from around the world. In addition, this course will introduce the participants on how to develop international collaborations in plant breeding and approach funding opportunities nationally, regionally and internationally.

Using a participatory approach, the course will foster linkages and provide opportunities for networking among participants to exchange their experiences and establish regional collaborations.


August 17 - 22, 2014



Plant breeders; international agriculturalists.


MSU Plant Biotechnology Resource and Outreach Center, MSU Institute of International Agriculture, MSU Plant Breeding and Genetics Program.

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