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AGRI323 Agricultural Genetics and Breeding

Achieving genetic improvement in agriculture; underlying principles and applications, with reference to New Zealand animal and plant examples. Advances in genetic and associated technologies; innovation and commercialisation.

Paper title Agricultural Genetics and Breeding
Paper code AGRI323
Subject Agriculture
EFTS 0.15
Points 18 points
Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD) $1,141.35
International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.

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GENE 223
Schedule C

Professor Richard Macknight -

Teaching staff

Convenor - Professor Richard Macknight

Other teaching staff to be confirmed.


No textbooks are required for this paper. Teaching materials will be made available on Blackboard.

Graduate Attributes Emphasised
Global perspective, Interdisciplinary perspective, Lifelong learning, Scholarship, Communication, Critical thinking, Cultural understanding, Ethics, Environmental literacy, Information literacy, Research, Self-motivation, Teamwork.
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Learning Outcomes
  • Knowledge of Māori primary sector businesses and entities, and an ability for engagement in a cultural appropriate manner
  • Have an understanding ethical issues and Māori perspective associated with the use of genetic information and technologies
  • Have a theoretical and practical understanding of the principles of breeding and contemporary genetic technologies and how these are, or could be, applied to plant and animal breeding
  • Ability to address a problem by working in a group to analyse complex phenotypic and genetic data and obtain and present conclusions that aid decision-making
  • Scientific literacy and ability to acquire new knowledge from research papers and reports and present this to a general audience in a clear and understandable manner
  • Understanding of commercial environment and rational for decision making relating to breeding

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Semester 2

Teaching method
This paper is taught On Campus
Learning management system


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Saturday 08:00-17:20 33


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Monday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41
Thursday 11:00-11:50 28-34, 36-41


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 14:00-16:50 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40


Stream Days Times Weeks
A1 Thursday 17:00-17:50 30, 32, 34, 36, 38, 40