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Courses in Animal Genetics (ANG)

Questions pertaining to the following courses should be directed to the instructor or to the Animal Science Advising Center in 1202 Meyer Hall 530-754-7915.

Upper Division

101. Animal Cytogenetics (3)

Laboratory/discussion—1 hour; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 101, 102 or the equivalent. Principles and techniques of cytogenetics applied to animal systems; chromosome harvest techniques, analysis of mitosis and meiosis, karyotyping, chromosome banding, cytogenetic mapping, chromosome structure and function, comparative cytogenetics. GE credit: SciEng | SE.

105. Horse Genetics (2)

Lecture—2 hours. Prerequisite: Animal Science 15; Biological Sciences 101. Coat color, parentage testing, medical genetics, pedigrees, breeds, the gene map and genus Equus. Emphasis on understanding horse genetics based on the unity of mammalian genetics and making breeding decisions based on fundamental genetic concepts. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL.—S. (S.) Famula

107. Genetics and Animal Breeding (5)

Lecture—4 hours; laboratory—3 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 101. Principles of quantitative genetics applied to improvement of livestock and poultry. Effects of mating systems and selection methods are emphasized with illustration from current breeding practices. GE credit: SciEng | SE.—F, W. (F, W.) Medrano, Miller

111. Molecular Biology Laboratory Techniques (4)

Lecture—2 hours; laboratory—6 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 1C, 101, 102, 103. Introduction to the concepts and techniques used in molecular biology; the role of this technology in both basic and applied animal research, and participation in laboratories using some of the most common techniques in molecular biology. GE credit: SciEng | SE, SL, VL, WE.—F. (F.) Kueltz, Murray

198. Directed Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Selected topics relating to animal genetics. (P/NP grading only.)

199. Special Study for Advanced Undergraduates (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (P/NP grading only.)


204. Theory of Quantitative Genetics (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 107 or the equivalent. Theoretical basis of quantitative genetics and the consequences of Mendelian inheritance. Concepts used to estimate quantitative genetic differences and basis for partitioning the phenotypic variance.

206. Advanced Domestic Animal Breeding (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 107 and Animal Science 205; course 204 recommended. Procedures for the genetic evaluation of individuals to include selection indices and mixed model evaluation for single and multiple traits. Methods of estimating genetic trends. Offered in alternate years.

208. Estimation of Genetic Parameters (3)

Lecture—3 hours. Prerequisite: course 107 and Animal Science 205; courses 204 and 108 recommended. General methods for the estimation of components of variance and covariance and their application to the estimation of heritability, repeatability and genetic correlations are considered. Specific emphasis is given to procedures applicable to livestock populations under selection.

211. Genetic Engineering of Animals (2)

Lecture—1 hour; lecture/discussion—1 hour. Review of techniques for the genetic engineering of animals and their limitations and applications. Student-led discussions of recent papers in the field and possible future applications of genetically engineered animals in basic research and applied agricultural and medical research. (S/U grading only.)—Murray

212. Sequence Analysis in Molecular Genetics (2)

Lecture/laboratory—2 hours. Prerequisite: Biological Sciences 101 or the equivalent; graduate standing or consent of instructor. Use of computer algorithms and online databases to analyze nucleic acid and protein sequences in molecular genetics research.—Medrano

298. Group Study (1-5)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. Lectures and discussions of advanced topics in animal genetics. (S/U grading only.)

299. Research in Animal Genetics (1-12)

Prerequisite: consent of instructor. (S/U grading only.)

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