HFA304 Theory and Application of Inbreeding Management
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Course responsible: Theo Meuwissen
Teachers: John Arthur Woolliams
ECTS credits: 10
Faculty: Faculty of Biosciences
Teaching language: EN
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This course has teaching/evaluation in January block, Spring parallel: semester report must be approved before the examination result is given.
Course frequency: Annually
First time: Study year 2008-2009
Master students in Animal Science.
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.
To present a unified approach to the management of inbreeding, providing supporting concepts with practical tools.
Lectures, computer practicals and exercises.
Meuwissen, Theo and Woolliams, John. Lecture notes. All lectures have printed notes.
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.
300 working hrs.
Special requirements in Science
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Approximately 70 hrs
An external examiner will be used.
Allowed examination aids: B1 Calculator handed out, no other aids
Examination details: Continuous exam: A - E / Ikke bestått