ANIMAL BREEDINGAcademic Year 2018/2019 - 2° Year - Curriculum Zootecnico
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/17 - Livestock systems, animal breeding and genetics
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester: 1°
The course aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge on breeding programs of livestock, traditional tools of quantitative genetics and innovative biotechnology applied to the quality and the genetic traceability of animal productions.
Lectures, exercises, seminars, technical visits.
Detailed Course Content
Quantitative genetics and statistic methods for breeding – Genetic markers and variability- Kinship and Inbreeding. Major genes, QTLs and Marker Assisted Selection (MSA). Cytogenetic analysis. Hereditary diseases. Genetic progress and reproductive biotechnology. Estimation of breeding value (EBV and GEBV). Genetic markers for the quality and genetic traceability of animal productions.
Pagnacco “Genetica animale. Applicazioni zootecniche e veterinarie” Editrice Ambrosiana.
Barcaccia, Falcinelli “Genetica e genomica” Vol III, Liguori Editore.Slide
Bittante Andrighetto Ramanzin ''Fondamenti di Zootecnica'' Liviana .
Selected scientific papers, published in national and international scientific journals, will be given to the students during the class meeting.
All the suggested sources, including also the slides commented in the class, are available on Studium.