GENE351 Introduction to Breeding and Genetics

Updated: 27 September 2019
Credit Points 6
Offering
Location 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
19 August 2020 22 August 2020 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 BAgribusiness 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 GENE251
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 GENE251 - 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 relationships, 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 breeding programs and the role of new technologies affecting these disciplines. Students will be introduced to the main concepts of quantitative genetics, and apply this to 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

Materials Textbook information will be displayed approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the teaching period. 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.
Assessment Assessment information will be published prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical/technical knowledge by applying quantitative genetics;
  2. demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical/technical knowledge of plant and animal breeding;
  3. demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical/technical knowledge of how new technologies affect these disciplines;
  4. demonstrate a broad and coherent theoretical/technical knowledge of applications of breeding programs and give advice in simple breeding programs; and
  5. communicate information involving the subject to others using written and verbal formats.