ANSC 2210

ANSC 2210

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2018-2019.

This course focuses on the genetic foundation and improvement of domestic species. Basic cellular biology and DNA replication will lay the groundwork for understanding the genetic mechanisms underlying traits, modern genomic tool development, and analysis methods. Critical thinking towards animal breeding and management will require an understanding of heritability, population dynamics, rate of selection, and genetic and economic gain. Software and reference programs will be used to investigate animal genes and genomes, individual genotypes through DNA sequence or whole-genome marker panels, and statistical associations between traits and genetic markers. Modern examples, practical applications, and hands-on tools will be key components of this class in order to appreciate the intricacies of genetics and the future of genomic research for the improvement and management of animals.

When Offered Spring.

Prerequisites/Corequisites Prerequisite: two semesters of college-level biology.

Distribution Category (OPHLS-AG)

  • Explain basic genetic principles including DNA replication and mutations, Mendelian inheritance, codominance, epistatis, and complex traits and how these factors effect phenotypic traits.
  • Ability to interpret modern genotyping techniques, data generated, and analytical methods to critically evaluate research and identify significant details, research integrity, and outcomes.
  • Ability to critically evaluate a population for decision making by calculating genotype and allele frequencies and using factors such as inbreeding, hybrid vigor, effective population size, and genetic drift as guidance.
  • Evaluate the pros and cons of selection schemes for implementing genetic improvement in livestock and domestic animals.
  • Application of genetic principles towards the improvement of the health and production of livestock and domestic animals.

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  •   Regular Academic Session.  Choose one lecture and one discussion.

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  2674 ANSC 2210   LEC 001

  • Prerequisite: One year of college Biology.

  •  2675 ANSC 2210   DIS 201

  •  2676 ANSC 2210   DIS 202

  •  2677 ANSC 2210   DIS 203