Course code HFA304-B

HFA304-B Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management

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Course responsible: Theodorus Hendrikus Elisabeth Meuwissen
Teachers: Peer Berg
ECTS credits: 5
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:
Teaching exam periods:
This course has teaching/evaluation in June block, 
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2019-2020
Preferential right:
Master students in Animal Science.
Course contents:
Introduction to inbreeding, Phenomenon associated with inbreeding, Relationships, Genetic contributions, Minimizing inbreeding, Inbreeding and selection, Contribution of mating to managing inbreeding, Quantitative genetics guide to DNA markers, Using DNA markers in diversity studies, Constructing IBD matrices and their use, Managing inbreeding within genomes.
Learning outcome:
To present a unified approach to the management of inbreeding, providing supporting concepts with practical tools.
Learning activities:
Lectures, computer practicals and exercises.
Teaching support:
Meuwissen, Theo and Woolliams, John. Lecture notes. All lectures have printed notes.
Recommended prerequisites:
Mandatory activity:
Computer practicals to be presented as evidence of effort.
Examination: Continous assessment. Written examination at the end of June block. Spring parallel: semester report must be approved before the examination result is given.
Nominal workload:
150 working hrs.
Entrance requirements:
Special requirements in Science
Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
Approximately 70 hrs
An external examiner will be used.
Examination details: One written exam: A - E / F