Fall 2023 Course Information
Population and Quantitative Genetics
||Iowa State University
||AN S 561
||4 credit hours - $600 per credit
||August 21, 2023 - December 15, 2023
The course objective is to introduce quantitative genetics models and tools and apply them in a variety of
contexts to enable students to approach and resolve quantitative problems in their own genetical research.
The course presents the theory of Mendelian loci arranged on chromosomes and how loci, genetic maps, and
populations are characterized. It introduces how data from DNA markers can be used to further our
understanding of underlying genetic factors, describes mechanisms that change allele frequencies at
Mendelian loci, considers how Mendelian loci affect continuously distributed and environmentally sensitive
traits, models observations of such traits in terms of resemblance between relatives, and uses all of these
topics to develop more effective programs for genetic improvement of agriculturally important animal and
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Disability Support Services
To request accommodations for this course, contact the disability support office at your home university. You must register each semester and for each course. Read more about the Great Plains IDEA process for requesting accommodations.
In the three weeks prior to the start of class, students will receive course information and access instructions via email from the Iowa State campus coordinator, Iowa State Online
The email will include instructions for how students can set up their Iowa State Net-ID and password which is needed to log into Iowa State’s Canvas system. It typically takes 1-2 business days after setting up a Net-ID before students can log into Iowa State’s Canvas. Courses may not be visible in Canvas until the first day of class.
If students experience problems registering for a Net-ID, they can contact the Iowa State Solution Center for assistance at 515-294-4000. Students will need their 9-digit ISU university ID (provided in the ISU campus coordinator email) for the Solution Center to assist them. The Solution Center is open evenings and weekends. View the Solution Center's hours of operation
This course requires an exam proctor. Consult the campus coordinator at the teaching university for proctor guidelines.
This course includes required synchronous components. Consult with the instructor for more information.
Proctor needed for TWO 2-hour midterms and ONE 3-hour final. Synchronous components on Tuesday/Thursdays from 8:55AM - 10:45AM CST.