GENE251 Introduction to Breeding and Genetics

Updated: 13 March 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Armidale Trimester 2 On Campus
Intensive School(s)

Intensive schools are for students enrolled in Online Mode only, unless specified in the notes.

Start Finish Attendance Notes
04 September 2019 07 September 2019 Mandatory None
Supervised Exam There is a supervised exam at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled. The paper-based exam will be held at an established exam venue, and coordinated by UNE Exams Unit.
Pre-requisites BIOL110 or BIOL110A and BIOL120 or BIOL120A; for BAgrifoodSys and BAgBus and BAgProdMgt students only: ANPR211 or ANSC201; or candidature in a postgraduate award in the School of Environmental and Rural Science or School of Science and Technology
Co-requisites None
Restrictions GENE351
Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence

Combined Units GENE351 - Introduction to Breeding and Genetics
Coordinator(s) Sam Clark (sam.clark@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

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.

Important Information

Where calculators are permitted in examinations, it must be selected from an approved list, which can be accessed from the Further Information link below.

Further information

Recommended Material
Optional

Text(s):

Note: Recommended material is held in the University Library - purchase is optional

Genetic Improvement of Cattle and Sheep

ISBN: 9780851996424
Simm, G., CABI 2002

Text refers to: Trimester 2, On Campus and Online

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Assessment
Must
Complete
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Practical 0%
Assessment Notes

The School of Environmental and Rural Science considers all practical/laboratory/tutorial activities as essential to student learning. Attendance and participation in all practical/laboratory/tutorial classes (sessions) is mandatory - exemptions will not be granted without supporting evidence

Compulsory Project 20% 1200
Assessment Notes

Abstract following format of scientific conferences and oral presentation

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Quizzes 15%
Assessment Notes

Problem Sets - 3 sets each 5% of grade - online via LMS, multiple choice

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Unit Quiz 15% 1350
Assessment Notes

Online via LMS - multiple choice

Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50%
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4


Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad theoretical/technical knowledge of the subject by applying quantitative genetics;
  2. demonstrate a broad understanding of plant and animal breeding;
  3. demonstrate a broad theoretical/technical knowledge of how new technologies affect these disciplines; and
  4. communicate information about the subject to others using verbal and written formats.