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Advanced Topics in Selection Theory
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Class notes for  Armidale Animal Breeding Summer School on Advanced Topics in Selection Theory by B. Walsh in 2009 The list of lectures are, Basics of Population and Quantitative genetics, Introduction to linear models and linear algebra, Population Genetics of selection, Detecting Molecular Signatures of Selection, The univariate Breeder's Equation: Changes in means, Transient changes in the Mean, Changes in the variance, The Infinitesimal model and its extensions, Long-term selection response, Measuring univariate selection, Multivariate Selection, Measuring multivariate selection, Response in G, Comparison of G matrices, dimensionality of G, Index selection theory and Applications of Index selection
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ANIMAL BREEDING 3433
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Lecture notes, problem sets and examination questions are provided for the course Animal Breeding 3433 at Oklahoma State University. The course is about the application of genetic principles to livestock improvement; study of the genetic basis of selection and systems of mating; and the development of breeding programs based on principles of population genetics
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Dr. Jerry Fitch, Department of Animal Science, Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources, Oklahoma State University
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An Introduction to Generalized Linear Mixed Models
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Course notes for Armidale Animal Breeding Summer course on Generalized Linear Mixed Models by Prof. Steve Kachman in 2007
Students were introduced to the analysis and interpretation of generalized linear mixed models. While the students were introduced to the underlying statistical foundations the focus was on the analysis and interpretation. Most of the analysis were done using ASREML
Topics covered: Review of Linear Mixed Models, Introduction to ASREML, Statistical foundations of Generalized Linear Models, Analysis of Binary Data, Logit and Probit Models, Analysis of Count Data, Threshold/Linear Models, Survival Analysis and MCMC and GLMM: An Introduction
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ANIMAL MODELS
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Lecture notes, exercises and exams for the course Quantitative Genetics and Animal Models at University of Guelph, Canada. The objectives or scope of the course include basics of statistical animal models, study genetic evaluation methods using animal models, study estimation of genetic parameters for animal models and review practical applications of animal models in different species.
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BIOLOGY 65: BIODIVERSITY AND CONSERVATION
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The University of California at Irvine provides both on line and independent studies courses in Biodiversity and Conservation. The course satisfies the first requirement of the Interdisciplinary Minor in Global Sustainability. Hypertext book on Biodiversity and Conservation available at the website.
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CANINE GENETICS
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Distance course focusing on simply inherited characteristics. Icludes lectures and lab exercises on basic genetic principles and seminars on particular characteristics. Access to the instructors and teaching assistants occur via e-mail and web-based discussion board.
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Univ of Cornell, Dept of Animal Science
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CLASS NOTES ON EVOLUTIONARY QUANTITATIVE GENETICS
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Class notes from a short course in Evolutionary Quantitative Genetics given by B. Walsh in 2006. The content is very current, ranging from using molecular markers to detect selection, quantitative genetics of microarrays, and the geometric constraints in multivariate trait response. About 350 pages.
The list of lectures are: Basic Statistical Machinery Linear Algebra and Linear Models Basic Concepts in Mendelian, Population and Quantitative Genetics Resemblance Between Relatives Basic Designs for Estimation of Genetic Parameters Inbreeding and Crossbreeding Genetic Drift Tests for Molecular Signatures of Selection Short-term Selection Response Analysis of Short-term Selection Experiments Long-Term Response and Selection Limits Individual Fitness and Measures of Univariate Selection Genetic Correlations and Multivariate Selection Response Measuring Multivariate Selection Phenotypic Evolution Models Major Genes, Polygenes, and QTLs QTL Mapping Quantitative Analysis of Regulatory Variation
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FELINE GENETICS
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Distance course focusing on simply inherited characteristics. Includes lectures and lab exercises on basic genetic principles and seminars on particular characteristics. Access to the instructors and teaching assistants occur via e-mail and web-based discussion board.
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Univ of Cornell, Dept of Animal Science
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GENET (ANIMAL BREEDING COURSE MATERIALS IN FRENCH)
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Le réseau GÉNET a pour but de fournir un support pour l'enseignement de la Génétique en utilisant plus spécifiquement les ressources du multimédia.
Contenu: Code génétique, transcription, traduction; Génétique bactérienne; Génotype, phénotype, intéraction; Gène et transmission de l'information génétique; l'ADN et sa replication; Structure et fonction du gene; Chromosomes et Cytogénétique; Régulation de l'expression des genes; Modifications du matériel génétique; Recombinaison, réparation de l'AND; Eléments ransposables; Génomes extra-nucléaires; Les outils de génétique moléculaire; Analyse bioinformatique des sequences; Génétique du développement; Génétique humaine; Génétique des populations; Génétique moléculaire des populations; Génétique et evolution; Ethologie et écologie comportementale; Génétique quantitative; Ressources génétiques et selection; Gène-éthique.
Un glossaire de génétique
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GENETIC EVALUATION AND BREEDING PROGRAM DESIGN
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Course handouts and Power Point slides for the course Genetic Evaluation and Breeding Program Design at University of Armidale, Australia are provided as pdf-files.
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GENETICS FOR A NEW GENERATION
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Internet-based educational resource on genetics designed to expose university undergraduates and the general population to the basic genetics concepts and principles; these are presented in a simple and concise manner. The following topics are covered: Basic concepts in genetics (e.g. cell structure, DNA, simple inheritance), Advanced concepts (e.g. chromosome mapping, mutations, genetics of complex traits); DNA-BioEngineering (techniques and applications), Animal Genetics (practice exercises, basic coat colour chemistry).
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Prof. P.A. Oltenacu, Cornell Univ, Dept of Animal Science
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IDENTIFYING AND INCORPORATING GENETIC MARKERS AND MAJOR GENES IN ANIMAL BREEDING PROGRAMMES
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Course notes on gene mapping & QTL in breeding . Includes the following parts: Introduction and building blocks, Linkage analysis and gene mapping, Detection and mapping of QTL, Marker Assisted Selection, and Exercises.
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INTRODUCTORY ANIMAL GENETICS
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This is not a distance course, but lecture handouts to PowerPoint slides for 17 lectures in the course, as well as Practice problems and Sample prelims are posted in the course web-site.
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Prof. E.J. Pollak
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INTRODUCTION TO ANIMAL BREEDING
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PowerPoint presentation slides by prof E. Verrier, INA-PG, France from training course given in Hanoi 2004
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LRS NOTE SHOP
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L. Schaeffer’s course notes for courses given in Animal models, Quantitative genetics and Methodology in animal breeding.
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MODELS AND METHODS FOR GENETIC ANALYSIS
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The course notes include the following chapters: 1. Introduction to mixed models; 2. Mixed models for genetic analysis; 3. Genetic properties of the animal model; 4. Estimation of genetic parameters; and 5. Introduction to Bayesian statistics. Slides are also provided.
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The notes were produced by J. van der Werf and M. Goddard. 2003
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NYQUIST’S NOTES ON STATISTICAL GENETICS
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These notes provide basics in statistical genetics. They were written by prof. Wyman Nyquist for the advanced animal- and plant breeding students in the 1970s and 1980s. Examples of topics covered: General concepts; Genetic relationships and inbreeding; Polygenic and quantitative inheritance; Selection.
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POPULATION GENETICS
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These on-line course notes cover e.g. Mendelian genetics, deviations from Hardy-Weinberg equilibrium, relationship and inbreeding, test of simple genetic hypothesis, definition of quantitative traits, heritability, estimation of breeding values, genetic changes by selection, inbreeding, crossing, chromosome aberrations, genetics of hair and coat colour, estimation- and biotechnology and disease resistance. The notes contain some exercises as well. The site includes links to calculation examples and data programs. The notes can be downloaded as a pdf-file.
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QTL MAPPING FOR PRACTITIONERS, FROM LINKAGE TO GENE
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The course notes include the following parts: 1. Introduction and principles of linkage analysis; 2. Models for QTL analysis; 3. From linkage analysis to gene detection; and,
4. Linkage disequilibrium mapping (LD) and bioinformatics approaches to identify QTL. Slides and software (QTLdet.xls) are also provided
 
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The notes were produced by J. van der Werf, B. Hayes and M. Goddard. 2003
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QUANTITATIVE GENETICS
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These lecture notes were produced 1n 1995 by prof. Brian Kennedy. The following chapters are included: Large populations under random mating; Small populations - random mating; Selected populations; Gametic models; Other models; Computing ideas; Major genes.
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QUANTITATIVE GENETICS RESOURCES
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Provides lists and links to websites on books, class-notes, software, courses, meetings etc. in animal breeding and genetics.
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QUANTITATIVE GENETIC THEORY AND ANALYSIS
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Course notes for Armidale Animal Breeding Summer School on Quantitative Genetic Theory and Analysis by Prof. Bruce Walsh and Dr. Piter Bijma in February 2 – February 13 2009
The content of the course had two modules
Module 1: Selection Theory: The list of topics covered in this module include, The basic breeders equation and its extensions, The Bulmer effect and other Gaussian models, Population genetics of selection, The infinitesimal model and beyond, Long-term selection: infinite populations, Long term selection: finite populations, Multiple-trait selection: Introduction, Measuring selection on multiple traits and Multiple-trait selection:  Applications
Module 2: Quantitative Genetic Models for social interaction and inherited variability: Topics covered are, Introduction & Quantitative genetics of traits affected by social interactions, Estimating genetic parameters and breeding values for social effects from field data, Breeding designs tad response to selection for social effects, A special case of social effects: Traits affected by maternal genetic effects, Evolutionary genetics of social interactions: kin and group selection theory, and Inheritance of variability
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UNIVERSITIES WORLDWIDE LISTING
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This website contains links to the home pages of a large number of universities all over the world.
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Use of High-density SNP Genotyping for Genetic Improvement of Livestock
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Course notes for Animal Breeding & Genetics Short Course in  Summer 2009 at Iowa State University Ames, IA USA ; June 1-10, 2009
Prerequisites: Graduate-level course in quantitative genetics. Basic understanding of molecular genetics and QTL mapping. ( E.g. at the level of Falconer & MacKay ) and Mixed linear model methodology
Offered in two modules:
Module A:Basics of QTL mapping and MA-selection
Intended for those with limited background in these areas; provides basis for Module B
  • Quantitative genetic basis for the use of linkage and linkage disequilibrium for QTL detection and marker-assisted genetic evaluation.
  • Quantitative genetic basis of marker-assisted selection and prediction of response to marker-assisted and genomic selection
Module B: Genomic Selection
  • Statistical, quantitative, and computational aspects of genomic selection.
  • Strategies for implementation of genomic selection.
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Jack Dekkers - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Dorian Garrick - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and Rohan Fernando - This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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WHAT’S A GENOME?
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This on-line book at the website of the Genomes News Network gives a lively and illustrative introduction to genomics; it covers chromosomes, genes, DNA, genome sequencing, genome maps, genome variations, etc
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Genome News Network
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Whole Genome Association and Selection Methods
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Course notes for Armidale Animal Breeding Summer School on Whole Genome Association and Selection Methods by Dr. Ben Hayes in 2008 for Postgraduate students and other professionals
The list of lectures are, Linkage Disequilibrium In Livestock Populations, Mapping QTL Using Linkage Disequilibrium, Marker Assisted Selection With Markers In Linkage Disequilibrium With QTL and Genomic Selection
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Dr. Ben Hayes, Animal Genetics and Genomics, Department of Primary Industries Research Victoria - Attwood (Melbourne)
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