Quantitative Genetics
Lecture Schedule 2003

QG Lectures start on 13 May 2003

Lectures                                     Tuesday 12.00 pm
MC2                                            Wednesday  12.00 pm
                                                  Friday   12.00 am

Tutorials (compulsory):    Tuesday  2.10 pm
Pre-Lab demonstration in WLT at 2.10.
AS 33 Computer Lab. (Animal Science)

LectNo.     Date     Lecturer             Topic

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 resemblance                                                 slides 7+8
           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

Lecturer:   Julius van der Werf, Karen Marshall

        Here are some lectures-slides on pdf (as used during residential school)
            They can be viewed with acrobat/adobe reader (download acrobat)


Reference books

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