Academic Year 2017/2018 - 2° Year - Curriculum Zootecnico
Teaching Staff: Donata Marletta
Credit Value: 6
Scientific field: AGR/17 - Livestock systems, animal breeding and genetics
Taught classes: 28 hours
Exercise: 28 hours
Term / Semester:

Learning Objectives

The course aims to provide theoretical and practical knowledge on breeding and safeguarding programs of livestock, breeds, 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. Estimation of breeding value. 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.

Textbook Information

Pagnacco “Genetica animale applicata” Editrice Ambrosiana.

Bittante Andrighetto Ramanzin ''Fondamenti di Zootecnica '' LIviana Editore.

Barcaccia, Falcinelli “Genetica e genomica” Vol III, Liguori Editore.Slide

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.