Graduate Courses

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Spring 2021 Course Information
Primer to Quantitative Genetics

Course Description
This course will provide students with an introduction to the language and basic principles of quantitative genetics. Its purpose is to develop foundational knowledge in students entering a graduate program in animal breeding and genetics. Topics included will be the basic model for quantitative genetics (additive and non-additive genetic effects, including Mendelian sampling, and environmental effects), sources of variation, heritability, family resemblance and repeatability, selection response, and family selection. Expected values and concepts in applied statistics (e.g., linear regression) will also be considered. Prerequisite: Quantitative Genetics Applications of Matrix Algebra
Contacts
Instructor

Ron Lewis
Office: 402-472-6378
rlewis5@unl.edu

Campus Coordinator

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Disability Support Services

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Textbooks

TBD


Course Access

Canvas at UNL

Approximately two to three weeks before the first day of class, a UNL campus coordinator (Lisa King, Diane Brown, Kaelie Kellner, Melisia Bieber, or Dan Cotton) will email students with information (student name, email, and NU ID) and instructions for accessing UNL classes.  Students will claim their UNL account by setting a password and security questions. Once students claim their ID, they will be able to access their courses at its.unl.edu/myunl/.  Courses may not be visible to students until the first day of class.


Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

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