|Module code||TLR 411|
|Faculty||Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences|
Molecular breeding and selection, including DNA markers, applications of genomics such as biodiversity management, parentage verification, MAS and genomic selection. Formulation and application of breeding objectives with reference to the role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in a southern African context. with reference to the role of Sustainable Development Goals (SDG’s) in a southern African context. Species-specific breeding systems. Breeding objectives and selection programmes for beef and dairy cattle, small stock and companion animals. Selection of traits of economic importance and the efficiency thereof. Crossbreeding systems in meat producing farm animals.
|Prerequisites||TLR 320 and GTS 261 and #GVK 410 and #PVK 420. Final year students only.|
|Contact time||1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week|
|Language of tuition||Module is presented in English|
|Period of presentation||Semester 1|
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