AQB200 General Breeding
Showing course contents for the educational year starting in 2015 .
Course responsible: Hans Magnus Gjøen
Teachers: Theo Meuwissen, Gunnar Klemetsdal
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: EN
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Autumn parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel, Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2013H
Thorough introduction to quantitative genetics: kinship and inbreeding, genetic parameters, breeding values, selection, breeding methods and inbreeding in populations.
Engelsk:Students must be able to understand and use basic BLUP for breeding value estimation, by the use of observations of various kinds of relatives. They should also be able to analyse the effect of different approaches to breeding (in pure- and cross-breeding) and possess sufficient knowledge to continue studies in the subject area.
Lectures and assignments
Teacher will assist as required during exercise classes.
Lecture notes + assignments
Engelsk:Statistics, equivalent to STAT100. Genetics, equivalent to BIO120.
All exercises, in the relevant semester, must be passed.
2 written examinations, 3 hrs each.
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
100% overlap with HFA200
Type of course:
In autumn parallel: Lectures: 2 hours/ week. Guided assignments: 2 hours/ week. In spring parallel: Lectures: 2 hours/ week. Guided assignments: 2 hours/ week.
Allowed examination aids: All types of calculators, all other aids.
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått