ANSC 2210

ANSC 2210

Course information provided by the Courses of Study 2021-2022.

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)

Outcomes
  • Students will be able to explain basic genetic principles including DNA replication and mutations, Mendelian inheritance, codominance, epistatis, and complex traits and how these factors effect phenotypic traits.
  • Students will be able to interpret modern genotyping techniques, data generated, and analytical methods to critically evaluate research and identify significant details, research integrity, and outcomes.
  • Students will be able 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.
  • Students will be able to evaluate the pros and cons of selection schemes for implementing genetic improvement in livestock and domestic animals.
  • Students will be able to apply genetic principles towards the improvement of the health and production of livestock and domestic animals.

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

  • 4 Credits Graded

  •  1677 ANSC 2210   LEC 001

  • Instruction Mode: In Person
    Prerequisite: One year of college Biology.

  •  1678 ANSC 2210   DIS 201

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1679 ANSC 2210   DIS 202

  • Instruction Mode: In Person

  •  1680 ANSC 2210   DIS 203

  • Instruction Mode: In Person