AQB200 General Breeding
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Showing course contents for the educational year starting in 2018 .
Course responsible: Hans Magnus Gjøen
Teachers: Theodorus Hendrikus Elisabeth Meuwissen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in Autumn parallel.
Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p>The course will not be given autumn 2019.</p>
First time: 2018H
Thorough introduction to quantitative genetics: kinship and inbreeding, genetic parameters, breeding values, selection, breeding methods and inbreeding in populations.
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, including the utilisation of DNA-markers by Genomic Selection, GS. 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.
Lectures, lecture notes and assignments
Engelsk:Statistics (equivalent to STAT100). Genetics (equivalent to BIO120).
All exercises must be passed.
1 written examination, 3 hrs.
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
100% overlap with HFA200
Type of course:
Lectures: 2 hours/ week. Guided assignments: 2 hours/ week.
Allowed examination aids: C2 Alle typer kalkulatorer, alle andre skriftlige hjelpemidler.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått