'Fundamentals of Plant Breeding' is a course offered in B. Sc. (Hons.) Agriculture at School of Agricultural Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham.
Genetics in relation to plant breeding, modes of reproduction and apomixes. Centres of origin/ diversity, components of genetic variation. Breeding for important biotic and abiotic stresses; biotechnological tools-DNA markers and marker assisted selection. Participatory plant breeding; intellectual property rights, patenting, plant breeders and & farmer’s rights.