AQB270 Aquaculture - Breeding and Genetics
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Course responsible: Hans Magnus Gjøen
Teachers: Bjarne Ragnar Gjerde, Øivind Andersen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2012V
The students will learn about the major principles underlying the design of breeding schemes, the biological restrictions for species involved, tagging methods and economical considerations. Also breeding strategies, breeding methods and breeding goals, genotype by environment interactions and the application of modern DNA tools in aquaculture will be covered.
The students are to acquire sound knowledge in the use of traditional and modern fish breeding methods, as well as some major aquaculture breeding programmes. The students are to gain skills in the evaluation of various breeding strategies.
Lectures, independent study and colloquia.
Teacher will be available on e-mail and through individual and group supervision.
Lecture notes/slides and some additional papers. An updated reading list will be available on the course Canvas website.
HFA200 or AQB200 is recommended, but not required
Basic knowledge in statistics and genetics
Written exam, 2 hours.
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
24 hours of lectures, assignments and colloquium
Allowed examination aids: A1 No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F