GENE251 Introduction to Breeding and Genetics
|Supervised Exam||There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.|
|Pre-requisites||BIOL110 or BIOL110A and BIOL120 or BIOL120A; for BAgBus students only: ANPR211 or ANSC200; or candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental and Rural Science or School of Science and Technology|
- Introduction to Breeding and Genetics
|Coordinator(s)||Cedric Gondro (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
This applied genetics unit introduces basic concepts of heritability, genetic variation and selection, genetic evaluation principles of breeding programs and new technologies used in animal and plant breeding (eg embryo transfer, gene markers, tissue culture). Students will obtain a basic understanding of quantitative genetic, animal and plant, breeding programs, and the role of new technologies affecting them. Students will be introduced to the applications of breeding programs and will be able to give advice in simple breeding problems. This unit is directly relevant to students interested in agricultural genetic improvement; but it is also relevant to students interested in quantitative traits applied to human and wild populations.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
|Disclaimer||Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.|
|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
|Graduate Attributes (GA)||