Modern methods for quantitative genetics: basic concepts, genetic parameter and breeding value estimation, multi-trait evaluation, selection, analyses of genomic data, principles of breeding programme design, and New Zealand applications.
Quantitative genetics is critical to New Zealand's primary sector breeding programmes and increasingly important in the health and environmental sectors. Students are trained in genetic analysis techniques used in these sectors and are expected to be in high demand.
|Paper title||Quantitative Genetics and Improvement|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$1,505.80|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$5,842.50|
- STAT 435
- Students who have not passed STAT435 may be admitted with approval from the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
- More information link
- View more information about Quantitative Genetics
- Teaching staff
- Convenor: Dr Phillip Wilcox
Lecturers: Dr Michael Lee and Assoc Prof Mik Black, plus guest lecturers
- Teaching Arrangements
- 13 two-hour lectures, plus one compulsory field trip
- Recommended: Introduction to Quantitative Genetics Falconer, D. S., & Mackay, T. F. C. (1995)
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Critical thinking.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students who successfully complete the paper will develop an in-depth understanding of commonly used methods in applied quantitiative genetics, underpinning statistical theories, and areas of application in New Zealand.