Animal breeding 320

Module code TLR 320
Qualification Undergraduate
Faculty Faculty of Natural and Agricultural Sciences
Module content

Single gene, major genes and polygenes. 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. Animal recording systems and international guidelines for evaluation. Variation in traits of economic importance and statistical description. Use of genetic variation. Application of breeding values and prerequisites for accuracy. Principles of breeding systems.

Module credits 12.00
NQF Level 07
Prerequisites GTS 261 GS
Contact time 2 lectures per week, fortnightly practicals
Language of tuition Module is presented in English
Department Animal Science
Period of presentation Semester 2

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