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## AGRO/ASCI 931: Population Genetics

- Fall 2019 Syllabus
**Location**: Animal Science A130
**Time**: MWF 8:00-8:50am
**Prerequisites**: AGRO 315 and STAT 801 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor(s).

## Texts and Reading Materials

- Falconer & Mackay, Quantitative Genetics

## Schedule

**Ch.0**: Statistical Foundations [Handouts]

- 10/23 (W): Probability and Statistics, [HTML]
- 10/25 (F): Covariance and Regression, [HTML]

**Ch.7**: Population values and means

- 10/28 (M): Average effect of an allele, [HTML]
- 10/30 (W): Breeding value, [HTML]
- 11/01 (F): Dominance and Interaction, [HTML]

**Ch.8**: Genetic components of variance

- 11/01 (F): Variance partitioning, [HTML], [HW1]
- 11/04 (M): Variance partitioning (continuous), [HTML]
- 11/06 (W): Heritability and Repeatability, [HTML]

**Ch.9**: Resemblance between relatives

- 11/08 (F): Covariance, [HTML]
- 11/11 (M): Genetic covariance, [HTML]
- 11/13 (W): Environmental covariance, [HTML]

**Exam III**:

**Ch.10**: Heritability

- 11/18 (M): Estimation of heritability, [HTML]
- 11/20 (W): Precision of estimates, [HTML], [lab], [peer-review papers posted]

**Ch.11**: Predicting response to selection

- 11/22 (F): The breederâ€™s equation, [HTML]
- 11/25 (M): Variability in response, [HTML], [
**Due date for peer-review**]

**Thanksgiving Vacation**

**Ch.12**: Selection: Empirical results and interpretation

- 12/02 (M): Asymmetry of responses [HTML]
- 12/04 (W): Long-term results [HTML], [HW2]

**Ch.14**: Inbreeding and crossbreeding

- 12/06 (F): Inbreeding depression and heterosis [HTML]

- 12/06 (F): Correlated responses to selection [HTML]
- 12/09 (M): Index selection [HTML]

**Ch.21**: Quantitative trait loci

- 12/11 (W): QTL: Single-marker analysis [HTML]
- 12/13 (M): QTL: Interval Mapping [HTML]

**Final exam**