Person

Vince Pantalone

Professor | Plant Sciences

Specialization: Plant Breeder, Soybean Breeder, Plant Geneticist, seed protein, seed fatty acid.

Overview

Plant Breeder, Soybean Breeder, Plant Geneticist, seed protein, seed fatty acid composition, QTL detection, marker assisted selection.

Research Focus

Dr. Pantalone's research program emphasizes applied, field-oriented classical plant breeding, and molecular genetics research targeting the development of improved soybean cultivars and germplasm resources.

Teaching Focus

Dr. Pantalone teaches Advanced Plant Breeding PLSC 653 and Introduction to Plant Breeding PLSC 453/553. He mentors graduate students in research projects.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

PLSC 453 - Introduction to Plant Breeding
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to general principles, practices and techniques used to breed plants, select traits, and develop crop cultivars: including biomass feedstock crops. Concepts discussed will range from quantitative and population genetics, historical through conventional plant breeding (through self- and cross-pollinations) and hybridization, then end with exploration of contemporary approaches to improve plant traits including molecular breeding and genetic engineering. (Same as PLSC 553.) Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both PLSC 453 and PLSC 553.
Comment(s): Typically offered Spring semester in alternate years that end with an odd number.

PLSC 553 - Introduction to Plant Breeding
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to general principles, practices and techniques used to breed plants, select traits, and develop crop cultivars: including biomass feedstock crops. Concepts discussed will range from quantitative and population genetics, historical through conventional plant breeding (through self- and cross-pollinations) and hybridization, then end with exploration of contemporary approaches to improve plant traits including genetic engineering.
Comment(s): Typically offered Spring semester in alternate years that end with an odd number. Credit Restriction. Students may not receive credit for both 453 and 553.

PLSC 653 - Advanced Plant Breeding
3 credit hour(s)

Principles and methodologies targeting genetic gain for crop improvement. Concepts of qualitative and quantitative trait improvement. Parental germplasm, hybridization, population formation, inbreeding, genetic variance, heritability, selection methods, molecular genetic markers, genetically engineered crops.

Recommended Background: Course work in experimental design and analyses and a general genetics course or consent of instructor.
Comment(s): Offered Spring semester in alternate, odd numbered years.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.

Vince Pantalone image
112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Philosophy, North Carolina St Univ Raleigh, 1995

Vince Pantalone

Professor | Plant Sciences
Vince Pantalone image
112 Plant Biotechnology Building
2505 E J Chapman Drive
Knoxville, TN 37996-4561
Education and Training
  • Doctorate, Philosophy, North Carolina St Univ Raleigh, 1995
Overview

Plant Breeder, Soybean Breeder, Plant Geneticist, seed protein, seed fatty acid composition, QTL detection, marker assisted selection.

Research Focus

Dr. Pantalone's research program emphasizes applied, field-oriented classical plant breeding, and molecular genetics research targeting the development of improved soybean cultivars and germplasm resources.

Teaching Focus

Dr. Pantalone teaches Advanced Plant Breeding PLSC 653 and Introduction to Plant Breeding PLSC 453/553. He mentors graduate students in research projects.

Courses
Below are courses taught during the current or past three academic years. Consult Timetable for the most current listing of courses and instructor(s).

PLSC 453 - Introduction to Plant Breeding
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to general principles, practices and techniques used to breed plants, select traits, and develop crop cultivars: including biomass feedstock crops. Concepts discussed will range from quantitative and population genetics, historical through conventional plant breeding (through self- and cross-pollinations) and hybridization, then end with exploration of contemporary approaches to improve plant traits including molecular breeding and genetic engineering. (Same as PLSC 553.) Credit Restriction: Students may not receive credit for both PLSC 453 and PLSC 553.
Comment(s): Typically offered Spring semester in alternate years that end with an odd number.

PLSC 553 - Introduction to Plant Breeding
3 credit hour(s)

Introduction to general principles, practices and techniques used to breed plants, select traits, and develop crop cultivars: including biomass feedstock crops. Concepts discussed will range from quantitative and population genetics, historical through conventional plant breeding (through self- and cross-pollinations) and hybridization, then end with exploration of contemporary approaches to improve plant traits including genetic engineering.
Comment(s): Typically offered Spring semester in alternate years that end with an odd number. Credit Restriction. Students may not receive credit for both 453 and 553.

PLSC 653 - Advanced Plant Breeding
3 credit hour(s)

Principles and methodologies targeting genetic gain for crop improvement. Concepts of qualitative and quantitative trait improvement. Parental germplasm, hybridization, population formation, inbreeding, genetic variance, heritability, selection methods, molecular genetic markers, genetically engineered crops.

Recommended Background: Course work in experimental design and analyses and a general genetics course or consent of instructor.
Comment(s): Offered Spring semester in alternate, odd numbered years.
Registration Restriction(s): Minimum student level -graduate.