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. 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.
TLR 320 and GTS 261 and simultaneously register for GVK 420 and PVK 420
1 practical per week, 4 lectures per week
Language of tuition
Module is presented in English
Period of presentation
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