We began this course with a self-evaluation of consumption habits. As a final exercise, we will experiment with some sustainability practices and check whether they are conducive to our current lifestyle. Follow the instructions and respond to this assignment brief. 6_Sustainable eating experiment. I attached the document in the drop box below!
MY CROP IS RICE FOR THE REPORT. SEE ATTATCHED DOCUMENT FOR FULL DETAILS REGARDING REPORT. RICE Part I. Introduction. (10 points) a. Start with a general botanical description including scientific name. (10 points) b. Economic importance of the crop (part harvested/why are they being produced?). c. Presents/discuss the crop’s general characteristics, flower morphology, type of reproduction, mode of propagation and pollination. Must include explanation on why your crop is self or cross pollinated. Part II. Discuss the breeding objectives and germplasm collection. (15 points) d. Discuss all the important traits that are vital in the variety selection of your crop (disease resistance, high yielding, hybrid, etc). e. Discuss the breeding objectives of the breeding program. f. Explain how you will build up your germplasm collection. From which source(s) will you get your seed samples (Germplasm). g. What kind of seeds you intend to produce, hybrid, open pollinated, etc. h. Include a cultivar name to your crop. Ex. “Sparkle F1” Part III. Breeding process. (25 points) a. Discuss the trait(s) that you would like to improve in your crop. b. Apply the concepts you have learned from the course. Concepts like pattern of inheritance, allelic interactions, gene expression, etc. should be integrated in the paper. c. Develop a plan on how you will identify the genes and how you will stably integrate them in your crop. d. Mention the origin of your gene(s), it can be from the same species or from different species. e. What breeding method(s) you will use? Traditional, alternative or both? f. What specific method you will use? Ex. If you selected traditional, you need to select the most appropriate method like pureline breeding technique, etc. g. What method(s) will you use for artificial hybridization? Write a 4-5 pages report (double spaced, excluding title page, pictures and graphs) for the crop you selected. Use the following format: ? Font: 12 point- Times New Roman or Arial; double spaced ? Margins: 1-inch margin on left; 0.5-inch margin- top, bottom and right ? Page numbering: Yes – at bottom right hand corner of page ? Title page: Make sure that you include the Crop’s picture, common name, scientific name (italicized or underlined), your name and email address below your title. Feel free to use my example as a template (last page). ? In-text citation: Follow the author-year format ? List of References: Use the APA or MLA format! GRADING: Your grade on this project will be determined by how inclusive and accurate you are with your breeding information. Grade for project will be based on: 1. Accuracy 2. Completeness 3. Effort 4. Relationship to material covered in class. 5. Supporting resource material – minimum of 5 references. NOTE: Late reports will have 5% deducted from their score each day late for the first 7 days. Late crop