957323 Biometrics in plant breeding and breeding research

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


Section 1: Field experiments (design, analysis)
Planning and design of plant breeding field trials, randomized complete block design, generalized lattice design, statistical analysis (RCB, lattice, neighbour analysis, trend analysis, standard design, augmented design, analysis of series of experiments, estimation of heritability and trait correlations

Section 2: Quantitative genetics (heritability estimates, genetic and phenotypic correlation, response to selection, heterosis and general / specific combining ability, stability and G by E interaction, multi-trait selection procedures)

Section 3: Molecular genetic marker applications (genetic diversity, genetic distance, visualisation of diversity through clustering and other multivariate methods, genetic mapping basics, QTL-analysis basics, pedigree analysis)


Previous knowledge expected

Basics of statistics and basics of plant breeding

Objective (expected results of study and acquired competences)

Application of biometrical/statistical methods, planning of experiments, data collection, data analysis, interpretation or results, visualisation of measurement data and genetic effects, understanding statistics in scientific publications.
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