Course code AQB270

AQB270 Aquaculture - Breeding and Genetics

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Course responsible: Bjarne Ragnar Gjerde
Teachers: Øivind Andersen
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
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Teaching exam periods:
This course starts in Spring parallel. This course has teaching/evaluation in Spring parallel.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: 2012V
Preferential right:
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Course contents:
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.
Learning outcome:
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.
Learning activities:
Lectures, independent study and colloquia.
Teaching support:
Teacher will be available on e-mail and through individual and group supervision.
Syllabus:
Lecture notes/slides and some additional papers. An updated reading list will be available on the course website.
Prerequisites:
HFA200 or AQB200
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Assignments
Assessment:
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Nominal workload:
150 hours
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
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Type of course:
24 hours of lectures, assignments and colloquium
Note:
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Examiner:
Written exam evaluated by an external examiner.
Allowed examination aids: No calculator, no other aids
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / Ikke bestått