Course code AQB200

AQB200 General Breeding

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Course responsible: Hans Magnus Gjøen
Teachers: Theodorus Hendrikus Elisabeth Meuwissen
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
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 of 2019</p>
First time: 2018H
Last time: 2020V
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, 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.
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 must be passed.
1 written examination, 3 hrs.
Nominal workload:
300 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
100% overlap with HFA200
Type of course:
Lectures: 2 hours/ week. Guided assignments: 2 hours/ week. 
External examiner
Allowed examination aids: C2 Alle typer kalkulatorer, alle andre skriftlige hjelpemidler.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F