University of Florida



Course Descriptions

Micropropagation of Horticultural Crops

Lectures and hands-on laboratories covering the practical application of plant tissue culture for the clonal propagation of horticultural crops. Emphasis on aseptic technique, culture methodology, laboratory equipment and organization, and micropropagation system development using specific ornamental, fruit and vegetable crops as examples. A field trip will be taken to a commercial micropropagation laboratory.

Graduate Professional Development Seminar

Seminar presentations and discussions of topics essential to enhancing the awareness, personal satisfaction, and professional success of graduate students. Topics include the graduate students' role and responsibilities, professor-student relations, thesis/dissertation writing, grand and publication writing, preparing effective presentations, effective teaching, curriculum vitae development, and interviewing techniques. The objectives of this course are to provide opportunities for graduate students to become more aware of available resources of information, support and guidance to enhance their academic and professional success, and to discuss diverse issues important to the graduate educational experience and to professional development for future careers.

Images of students during Micropropagation of Horticultural Crops laboratory. Images of students during Micropropagation of Horticultural Crops laboratory.