- Fall 2020
**Location**: Animal Science**A130****Time**: 8:00-8:50am (MWF)- (MW): in-person session (face covering policy)
- (F): on-line session

**Prerequisites**: AGRO-315 and STAT-801 or equivalent, or permission of the instructor(s).

## Texts and Reading Materials

- Falconer & Mackay, Quantitative Genetics

- Basic R: Quick online reference for data input, basic statistics, and plots.
- STHDA: Statistical tools for high-throughput data analysis.

## Schedule

*The HTML slides will likely be posted on Sunday pm for the next week. The slides are subject to change before the class.*

### Statistical Foundations [Handouts in canvas]

- 10/5 (M): Probability and statistics [HTML]
- 10/7 (W): Covariance and regression [HTML]
- 10/9 (F): R for basic quantiative genetics calculation [Zoom, lab1]
- Basic R syntax

### Population values and means [**F&M Ch.7**]

- 10/12 (M): Average effect of an allele [HTML]
- 10/14 (W): Breeding value, dominance, and interaction [HTML]
- 10/16 (F): R for breeding value interpretation [Zoom, lab2]

### Genetic components of variance [**F&M Ch.8**]

- 10/19 (M): Variance partitioning [HTML]
- 10/21 (W): Heritability and Repeatability [HTML]
- 10/23 (F): R for Heritability calculation [
**HW1 Due**] [Zoom, Lab3]

### Resemblance between relatives [**F&M Ch.9**]

- 10/26 (M): Genetic covariance [HTML]
- 10/28 (W): Environmental covariance [HTML]
- 10/30 (F): R for covariance computation [
**HW2 Due**] [Zoom]

### Heritability [**F&M Ch.10**]

- 11/02 (M): Estimation of heritability [HTML]
- 11/04 (W): Precision of estimates [HTML]
- 11/06 (F):
**Exam III**, 8:00-9:00am [**in-person exam**]

### Predicting response to selection [**F&M Ch.11**]

- 11/09 (M): The breederâ€™s equation [HTML]
- 11/11 (W): Variability in response [HTML]
- 11/13 (F):
**Review paper discussion**[Zoom], [**Due date for peer-review**]

### Wrapping up of the semester [Slides in canvas]

- 11/16 (M): Mapping the trait-associated markers [lab4]
- 11/18 (W): A sib-design example [see Lab4]
- 11/20 (F): Q&A [Zoom]

**Final exam**

- 11/21 (S): 8:00-9:00am (in-person)