Plant Propagation: Physiology and Applications

Credits: 4

Responsible: Prof. PhD. Jean Carlos Cardoso

Summary: Importance and main plant propagation techniques. Reproductive biology and sexual propagation. Plant hormones and regulators. Seed dormancy and methods for overcoming. Vegetative methods of plant propagation. Biotechnology in plant production. Planning and structure for the production of seeds and seedlings. Micropropagation of plants. Somatic embryogenesis and synthetic seed production. Obtaining polyploid plants and culture of gametic cells. Mutagenesis and somaclonal variation in plant breeding. In vitro conservation of species. Cytogenetics and markers in plants.