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Pages: 5728-5733
Publication year: 2019
ISBN: 978-84-09-08619-1
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2019.1408

Conference name: 13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 11-13 March, 2019
Location: Valencia, Spain

INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PRACTICAL LESSON FOR IMPROVING THE COMPETENCE OF MASTER STUDENTS IN PLANT BREEDING: THE USEFULNESS OF SPECIFIC SOFTWARE IN PHENOTYPING TASKS

C. Guijarro-Real, P. Gramazio, M. Plazas, A.M. Adalid-Martínez, A. Rodríguez-Burruezo, J. Prohens, A. Fita

Instituto de Conservación y Mejora de la Agordiversidad Valenciana (COMAV), Universitat Politècnica de València (SPAIN)
An essential step in many plant breeding programmes is the morphoagronomic phenotyping of the materials that are being developed, using standardized descriptors or, when not available, as it is the case of new crops, consensus guidelines to characterize them. Although many of the traits must be evaluated in the field, those related to the shape and size of leaves and fruits can be easily measured with specific software using digital pictures.

This tool provides several advantages, including:
1) more accurate and objective measurements;
2) the possibility of measuring other traits of interest such as area or perimeter, that in other case would not be easily evaluated; or even
3) the possibility of delaying the analysis of pictures in order to focus on field traits.

Therefore, the knowledge and management of this tool can become of high usefulness. The Plant Breeding Master offered by our institute is aimed at training professionals able to improve crops and develop new ones according to market trends, in addition to improve adaptation and resistance to biotic and abiotic stresses. Due to the importance of phenotyping considering any of the above breeding goals, in this paper we propose the introduction of a practical session in the mandatory subject "Instrumental Techniques": the management and comparison of adequacy of two specific software tools considering the material to be analyzed. As material, we propose a collection of pepper varieties for analysis of fruits, and a collection of rocket (Eruca and Diplotaxis spp.) germplasm for analysis of leaves, due to the broad variability observed in those materials. The MorphoLeaf v1.0 software will be used for the analysis of leaves, and the Tomato Analyzer 4.0 software will be used for the analysis of fruits and also for leaves. According to the design of the practical lesson, only one session of three hours is required, in which students will learn to properly digitalize materials considering the restrictions of each software and material used, and to obtain all the information needed in each case. In addition, there will be one hour of autonomous work in which both tools and the results obtained will be compared by the students, and a report will be prepared. This practical lesson allows students to acquire the competence for the correct use of different computer tools in the phenotyping task. The comparison of analyses using different scan adjustments and software will allow students to understand the disadvantages of each option and problems that could occur, in order to minimize them. In summary, this practical lesson gives a tool for improving the future phenotyping works of students during their careers, teaching them to consider the best software prior to analysis in order to improve the digitalizing step according to software restrictions, and to obtain more accurate information with a reduction of working time, thus increasing efficiency.
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title = {INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PRACTICAL LESSON FOR IMPROVING THE COMPETENCE OF MASTER STUDENTS IN PLANT BREEDING: THE USEFULNESS OF SPECIFIC SOFTWARE IN PHENOTYPING TASKS},
series = {13th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
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C. Guijarro-Real, P. Gramazio, M. Plazas, A.M. Adalid-Martínez, A. Rodríguez-Burruezo, J. Prohens, A. Fita (2019) INTRODUCTION AND DEVELOPMENT OF A PRACTICAL LESSON FOR IMPROVING THE COMPETENCE OF MASTER STUDENTS IN PLANT BREEDING: THE USEFULNESS OF SPECIFIC SOFTWARE IN PHENOTYPING TASKS, INTED2019 Proceedings, pp. 5728-5733.
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