Course code HFA304

HFA304 Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management

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Course responsible: Theo Meuwissen, John Arthur Woolliams
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Department of Animal and Aquacultural Sciences
Teaching language: EN
(NO=norsk, EN=Engelsk)
Limits of class size:


Teaching exam periods:
 This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, Spring parallel: semester report must be approved before the examination result is given.
Course frequency: <p>Annually</p><p><br/></p>
First time: 2008V
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 January block. Spring parallel: semester report must be approved before the examination result is given.
Nominal workload:
300 working hrs.
Entrance requirements:

Special requirements in Science

Reduction of credits:
Type of course:
300 hrs.

An external examiner will be used.

Allowed examination aids: Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått