The UC Davis Seed Biotechnology Center and UC Davis Extension are offering a two-day short course for professionals in the seed industry.

Breeding with Molecular Markers will focus on strategies for using molecular tools in different breeding schemes and crops. Participants will learn what technologies are currently available for different crops. Leading industry and university experts will guide participants on how, when and what types of molecular markers should be used in breeding programs.

The course is said to be an opportunity for breeders who are already using these tools to expand their knowledge of new strategies and technologies and for laboratory personnel to appreciate how the marker data that they generate are applied in breeding programs. The course takes place in Davis on Feb. 10-11, 2004.