970312 Quantitative genetics for plant breeders

Lecture and exercise
Semester hours
Lecturer (assistant)
Michel, Sebastian
Offered in
Wintersemester 2023/24
Languages of instruction


Nature of genetic variation
Genetic structure of populations under random mating (Hardy Weinberg Equilibrium)
Evolutionary forces in population genetics (Mutation, drift, selection, inbreeding, migration,)
Recombination and gametic linkage disequilibrium

Quantitative genetic models
Estimation of quantitative genetic parameters
Covariance among relatives
Heritability and phenotypic selection
Mating designs in plant breeding

Previous knowledge expected

Basic knowledge of plant breeding methodology, biostatistics and molecular genetics

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Participants are able to understand fundamental concepts of population and quantitative genetics
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