Course code AQB200

AQB200 General Breeding

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Course responsible: Hans Magnus Gjøen
Teachers: Theo Meuwissen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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
Last time: 2018V
Preferential right:
Course contents:
Thorough introduction to quantitative genetics: kinship and inbreeding, genetic parameters, breeding values, selection, breeding methods and inbreeding in populations.
Learning outcome:
The 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.
Learning activities:
Lectures and assignments
Teaching support:
Teacher will assist as required during exercise classes.
Lectures, lecture notes and assignments
Engelsk:Statistics (equivalent to STAT100). Genetics (equivalent to BIO120).
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
All exercises, in the relevant semester, must be passed.
2 written examinations, 3 hrs each.
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
100% overlap with HFA200
Type of course:
In the Autumn parallel: Lectures: 2 hours/ week. Guided assignments: 2 hours/ week. In spring parallel: Lectures: 2 hours/ week. Guided assignments: 2 hours/ week.
External examiner
Examination details: :