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117.345 Genetics for Livestock Improvement (15 credits)
The relative influence of genetic and environmental factors on quantitative traits. Methods of calculating breeding values or indices to exploit genetic variation in quantitative traits. The use of computers to utilise pedigree and performance records. Selection for disease resistance, the use of new reproductive technologies to enhance genetic gain and the potential importance of molecular genetics in livestock improvement. Maternal influences and methods of selecting for maternal components. Crossbreeding and inbreeding as selection tools.
One of 117.201, 117.245 or 117.254 or 203.202
General Prerequisite: At least 45 credits from 200 level.
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