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    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.

    About this paper

    Paper title Quantitative Genetics and Improvement
    Subject Genetics
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Semester 2 (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,701.51
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    STAT 435
    Students who have not passed STAT435 may be admitted with approval from the Head of the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.
    Teaching staff

    Convenor:Dr Phillip Wilcox

    Lecturers:Dr Michael Lee and Associate Professor 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.
    View more information about Otago's graduate attributes.
    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.


    Semester 2

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system

    Computer Lab

    Stream Days Times Weeks
    A1 Friday 10:00-11:50 29-35, 37-42
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