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Course Information
Prediction and Control of Inbreeding in Breeding Programs

Course Description
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.
Contacts
Instructor

Jack Dekkers
Office: 515-294-7509
Fax: 515-294-9150
jdekkers@iastate.edu

Campus Coordinator

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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.


Textbooks

Course Access
 
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. 

Exam Proctor

This course does not require an exam proctor.

Synchronous Components

This course does not include synchronous components.

University Members
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– – Jacy Phillips, University of Nebraska-Lincoln