• Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA)

The Science of Crossing and Crops

The Science of Crossing and Crops

Students gain an insight into how the ongoing advances in breeding have allowed Australian scientists to deliver better plant varieties to growers. Adopting the practical methods of a plant scientist, this resource engages students in modern plant breeding techniques. Students conduct a DNA extraction and try their hand at a genetic cross. This unit contains activity and practical based exploration of genetics and highlights the influence of scientific understanding.



GRDC, salinity, grain, plant breeding, plant genetics, genotype, DNA,