The field of plant breeding encourages applications from students interested in crop improvement in the context of global agriculture. Faculty research areas include not only applied breeding of major crops such as cereals, forages, potato, and diverse fruits and vegetables but also molecular genetics and genomics of crop plants.
M.S. in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics A Master’s in Plant Breeding, Genetics and Genomics (PBGG) is research-based and prepares students for industry jobs, technical positions in an academic setting, or pursuit of a Ph.D. degree.
Statement of Purpose Use the Statement of Purpose to convey a sense of who you are, and what your interests, goals, and ambitions are. Explain both what draws you to Plant Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics as well as what draws you to study in our Institute.
With this expert, cutting edge training, you’ll have the perfect grounding to move into PhD research or a career in the practical plant breeding. This MSc enables you to explore genetics, plant genomics, plant molecular genetics and statistics for plant science, in addition to training valuable transferable skills.
Research into essences and the laws of plant vital movements is my passion and I am very interested in the field of “botany” “plant physiology” and “genetics of garden plant breeding” etc. Being of a theoretical nature these courses are difficult and no favorite at all to most students. I am very diligent and studious, and when I find that my innate comprehension and insight of the.Learn More
The influential studies of Drosophila carried out by Dobzhansky and his colleagues illustrated the existence of adaptive genetic variation both within and between populations (Dobzhansky and Epling 1944; Dobzhansky and Levene 1948).Learn More
Plant breeding is viewed as dynamic, problem solving, and creative. NAPB intends to become a recognized and valued advocate for plant breeding research and education, helping to guide and implement a cohesive national plant breeding agenda.Learn More
Complete and submit an application for graduate studies (M.S. or Ph.D.). Submit your application and the documents required by the Graduate School (transcripts, TOEFL, GRE, etc.). The application will also require you to include: Statement of Purpose; Graduate Assistantship Application Form (if applicable).Learn More
Plant Breeding is the genetic improvement of crop plants through the study and application of genetics, statistics, agronomy, plant pathology, entomology, and related sciences. CAREERS: Management and operation of public and private plant.Learn More
To apply to graduate school at UGA in the plant sciences: Select the Integrated Plant Sciences (IPS) program for PhD studies. Complete a background and interest form and send in application materials to the Graduate School such as transcripts (official or unofficial), GRE scores, Statement of Purpose, Curriculum Vitae, and 3 letters of recommendation.Learn More
Profile. MPhil and PhD supervision covers a number of research topics supported by research active academic staff. Our range of research areas relate to crop science, soil science, ecological (organic) agriculture, and agricultural water management.Learn More
Contact Plant Breeding. Plant Breeding is located at Building 107 (Radix). The Laboratory has labs for biochemistry, tissue culture, cytogenetics, botany and molecular genetics. Further experiments can be conducted in growing cabinets, climatic rooms, glasshouses, plastic tunnels and gauze compartments.Learn More
A statement of purpose explaining why the applicant wishes to undertake graduate studies in their chosen field. The statement is given considerable weight in admission decisions. Two letters of recommendation. Most weight is given to recommendations by teachers who can assess the applicant’s ability to meet high academic standards.Learn More
I earned my PhD in plant breeding, the science of improving crops. Simply put, plant breeding is the process of using two parent plants to create an “offspring” plant. Just like people, plants have a story behind them, and when we study a plant’s genetic makeup, we can unravel the story of what makes each plant strong enough to feed and support local communities.Learn More
Today, she is a Ph.D. candidate in plant biology at Rutgers, anticipating graduation in May 2022. “I love the creative aspect of breeding flowers and ornamental plants,” she wrote in her scholarship application: “it allows me to merge my passions for art and science.” At the University of Minnesota, where she graduated in 2015, she majored in horticulture, with an emphasis on plant.Learn More