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PGR 507 INFORMATION MANAGEMENT IN PLANT GENETIC RESOURCES                                                                               (2L+1P) I

Objective
To train the students in germplasm data base management using modern tools and softwares.

Theory

UNIT I
Statistical techniques in management of germplasm, developing core collection, estimation of sample size during plant explorations, impact of sampling on population structure.

UNIT II
Sequential sampling for viability estimation, introduction of  binomial, normal and negative cumulative normal, use of Probit scales, viability equations and nomograms, estimation of sample size for storage and viability testing.

UNIT III
Germplasm documentation; basics of computer and operating systems, database management system, use of statistical softwares, pictorial and graphical representation of data; Introduction to communication network.

Practicals
Experimental designs and data analysis; viability equations, sampling strategies, data documentation, cataloguing.

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