932334 Molecular animal genetics

Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Meszaros, Gabor , Sonstegard, Tad Stewart
Division of Livestock Sciences (NUWI)
Offered in
Wintersemester 2017/18
Languages of instruction


Tentative lecture plan:
1.The genetic approach to biology
2.DNA, RNA and proteins
3.Single gene inheritance
4.Gene interaction
5.Mutation, recombination and large scale chromosomal changes
6.Gene isolation and manipulation
7.Mid term summary
8.Introduction to genomics - SNP chips, phasing and imputation
9.Linkage disequilibrium
10.Genome wide associations and selection signatures
11. Genomic selection and admixture
12.Introduction to whole genome sequencing
13.Utilization of whole genome sequencing in the current research

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Upon positive completion of this course the students will be able to describe the DNA structure, including the most common mechanisms leading to functional changes. They will be able to interpret these changes relevant to animal breeding and genetics. Students will understand the various applications of the genomic data in the current scientific literature and will be able to correctly interpret the results.
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