Fall 2017 Course Information
Prediction and Control of Inbreeding in Breeding Programs
||Iowa State University
||AN S 590A
||1 credit hours - $565 per credit
||October 30, 2017 - December 08, 2017
The purpose of this course is to gain an understanding of the concepts of inbreeding, the impact of inbreeding on breeding populations, and of strategies to control and manage rates of inbreeding in breeding populations. Topics include definition of inbreeding and identity by descent, the impacts of inbreeding on genotype frequencies, trait means, and trait variances, random drift, computation of inbreeding coefficients in pedigreed populations, using pedigree-based versus marker-based measures of inbreeding, prediction of rates of inbreeding in closed populations, and control and management of inbreeding in breeding populations.
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Students will receive course information and a welcome letter about 3 weeks prior to the start of class. Then approximately one week before the first day of class at Iowa State University, the ISU campus coordinators (Michelle Zander
or Karen Smidt
) will email course access instructions to students for courses taught by Iowa State.
This course does not require an exam proctor.
This course does not include synchronous components.