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PLSC 782

Population and Quantitative Genetics

This course will introduce basic concepts of statistical theory and interpret these concepts to the genetics of a population. Allele and genotype frequencies, mutation, migration, selection and inbreeding will be discussed. The concepts of phenotype, genotype and relationships between relatives will be provided. The degree of dominance, the inbreeding coefficient and the coefficient of coancestry will be explained. Topics in quantitative genetics include heritability, genetic correlation, genotype X environment interaction, predicted gain from selection, mating designs, diallel analysis, stability analysis, generation mean analysis, selection indices and QTL analysis. 4 lectures. Prereq: PLSC 718 and PLSC 724. Spring, even years. 4 credits.

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Instructor: Dr. Ted Helms
Office: Loftsgard Hall 374B
Phone: 701-231-8136

PLSC 782 Syllabus - Spring 2020

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