• Fall 2022
  • Location: Animal Science A228
  • Time: 9:00-9:50am (MWF)
  • Prerequisites: STAT-801A or equivalent, or permission of the instructor(s).

Texts and Reading Materials

Required textbook

  • Falconer & Mackay, Introduction to Quantitative Genetics

Free Online Materials


Schedule Fall 2022

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

Week 1: Allele and Genotype Frequencies (Ch1)

  • 08-22 (M): Introduction [HTML]
  • 08-24 (W): Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium [HTML]
  • 08-26 (F): Linkage Disequilibrium [HTML]

Week 2: Changes of Allele Frequency (Ch2 & Ch3)

  • 08-29 (M): Migration, Mutation, and Selection [HTML]
    • HW1 assigned in Canvas (Due Friday morning)
  • 08-31 (W): Effectiveness of Selection [HTML]
  • 09-02 (F): Genetic Drift [HTML]
    • HW1 Due today!

Week 3: Small Populations — simplified conditions (Ch3 & Ch4)

  • 09-05 (M): No Class
  • 09-07 (W): Inbreeding [HTML]
  • 09-09 (F): Effective Population Size [HTML]

Week 4: Small Populations — less simplified conditions (Ch4)

  • 09-12 (M): Exam I
  • 09-14 (W): Heterozygosity [HTML]
  • 09-16 (F): Diversity [HTML]

Week 5: Population Structure and Neutrality test (Notes in Canvas)

  • 09-19 (M): F-statistics [HTML]
    • HW2 assigned in Canvas!
  • 09-21 (W): Neutral theory [HTML]
  • 09-23 (F): Dececting natural selection [HTML]

Week 6: Pedigreed Population and Close Inbreeding (Ch5)

  • 09-26 (M): Pedigreed Population [HTML]
    • HW2 Due today!
  • 09-28 (W): Coancestry [HTML]
  • 09-30 (F): Relationship matrix [HTML]
    • Journal article assigned for peer review

Week 7: Statistical Foundations for Continuous Variation (Ch6 and Notes in Canvas)

  • 10-03 (M): Statistical Foundations [HTML]
  • 10-05 (W): Continuous Variation [HTML]
  • 10-07 (F): Journal Review Discussion [HTML]
    • Peer review due

Final exam

  • 12/09 (F): 9:00-10:00am