Lecture Schedule 2003
QG Lectures start on 13 May 2003
Tuesday 12.00 pm
MC2 Wednesday 12.00 pm
Friday 12.00 am
Tutorials (compulsory): Tuesday
Pre-Lab demonstration in WLT at 2.10.
AS 33 Computer Lab. (Animal Science)
LectNo. Date Lecturer Topic
DATE Lect. No.
May. 13 1 Introduction to the role of quantitative genetics in animal breeding. slides
14 2 Single locus model of merit. The concept of breeding value. slides
16 3 Variation, heritability, predicting breeding value. slides
20 4 Single-trait selection, predicting response, generation interval slides
21 5 G x E interaction, Repeatability, Data correction, slides 5+6
23 6 Genetic correlation and indirect selection slides 5+6
27 7 Genetic relationships and
28 8 The estimation of repeatability and heritability slides 7+8
30 9 Use of information from relatives: sibs and progeny. slides 9
June 3 10 Genetic change of multiple traits. slides 10
4 11 Introduction to BLUP. slides11
6 12 Inbreeding. Pedigree analysis and small population sizes. slides 12
10 13 Results from selection programs, realized vs. predicted responses slides 13
11 14 Crossbreeding, genetic basis of heterosis. slides 14-15
13 15 Crossing systems, industry applications.
17 16 Breeding systems: open and closed nucleus systems slides16
18 17 Breeding objectives in each animal industry. slides17
20 18 Gene mapping, Genetic Markers and Marker Assisted Selection
Here are some lectures-slides
on pdf (as used during residential school)
They can be viewed with acrobat/adobe reader (download acrobat)
FALCONER, D.S. & MACKAY, T.F.C. (1996) Introduction to Quantitative
Genetics (4th Ed.), Longman.
WILLIS, M.B. 1991 Daltonís Introduction to Practical Animal Breeding, Blackwell.
VAN VLECK, L.D., POLLAK, E.J. and OLTENACU, E.A.B. Genetics for the Animal Sciences. W.H. Freeman and Co., New York.
NICHOLAS, F.W. (1996) Introduction to Veterinary Genetics. Oxford University Press, Oxford.
SIMM, G. (1998) Genetic Improvement of Cattle and Sheep. Farming Press. Miller Freedman UK Ltd