932311 Quantitative animal genetics

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Sölkner, Johann , Lamac, Nora , Sonstegard, Tad Stewart
Division of Livestock Sciences (NUWI)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


*Simple genetic models (1- and 2-locus)
*Estimation of heritability and genetic correlation
*BLUP estimation of breeding values
*QTL - genes of large effect
*Marker assisted and genome wide selection

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

The course aims to provide the genetic and mathematical backgrounds for procedures applied in animal breeding. Most traits of interest in animal breeding are quantitative and may be measured in terms of amount (e.g., kg milk, litter size) or duratrion (e.g., winning time in horse racing or longevity or time to disease in many species). The lectures start from sipmle genetic models, advance to the infinitesimal model, assumung the joint action of many genes with small effect and finish with combining the infinitesimal model with the effects of genes with large effect.
You can find more details like the schedule or information about exams on the course-page in BOKUonline.