ANIMAL BREEDINGAcademic Year 2016/2017 - 2° Year - Curriculum Zootecnico
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/17 - Livestock systems, animal breeding and genetics
Taught classes: 32 hours
Term / Semester: 1°
The course aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge on breeding programs in livestock production, traditional tools of quantitative genetics and innovative biotechnology applied to animal populations. The genetic traceability of animal productions will be also treated.
Detailed Course Content
Quantitative genetics – Genetic model - Kinship. Genetic breeding. Selection. Inbreeding e outbreeding. Analysis of variability. QTLs and Major genes for animal productions. Marker Assisted Selection (MSA). Biotechnologies applied to reproduction. Genetic polymorphism. Genetic markers (RFLPs, AFLPs, DNAmt, STRs or microsatellites, SNPs) applied to the analysis of livestock biodiversity and to the genetic traceability of animal productions.
Pagnacco “Genetica animale applicata” Editrice Ambrosiana.
Barcaccia, Falcinelli “Genetica e genomica” Vol III, Liguori Editore.
Selected scientific papers, published in 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.