CBT 516 :Plant Embryology

CBT 516 :Plant Embryology

Department of Crop Botany

Course Instructor: Prof. Dr. Md. Abdul Baset Mia

Course Layout

Lecture No.


1Introduction to the course
2Importance and application of embryology in agriculture
3Essential whorls of flower
7Different types of embryo sac in angiosperm


1st Mid Exam

10Development of endosperm
11Formation of fruit
12Formation of seeds
14Development of embryo in monocot
15Development of embryo in dicot
16Factors affecting embryo abnormalities and degeneration


2nd Mid Exam

19Factors affecting polyembrony
20Embryology and Taxonomy
21Problems associated with interspecific hybridization in relation to development and ways to circumvent them

Importance of embryology in agriculture

Knowledge of embryology is essential to be a skilled worker for hybridization for improving crop plants

Development of crop variety through molecular technique requires knowledge on plant embryology

Crop variety through anther culture technique

Crop improvement through somatic embryogenesis

Formation of sterile and fertile grains

Apomixis, poly embryonic and parthenogenesis are very important  avenues in plant embryology


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