Animal breeding 411

Module code TLR 411
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Components of animal performance. Sources of variation, population parameters and the estimation thereof. Introduction to matrix algebra for application in animal breeding. Selection indices theory. Statistical models in estimation of breeding values. Application of breeding values and prerequisites for accuracy. Breeding and selection for reproduction and growth. Principles of QTLs.

Module credits 12.00
NQF Level 08
Prerequisites TLR 320 and GTS 261 and simultaneously register for GVK 420 and PVK 420
Contact time 1 practical per week, 2 lectures per week
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal Science
Period of presentation Semester 1

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