About this course
This course starts with the study of the essential knowledge on genetic principles and molecular genetic techniques. In the second part attention is paid to specific methods and implications of genetic research in aquaculture.
- fundamental knowledge on dna structure;
- molecular techniques for detecting
- genetic variation;
- qualitative genetics;
- quantitative genetics;
- use of androgenesis, gynogenesis and
- manipulation of sexual phenotype;
- breeding programmes;
- genetic maps.
- handling and analysing genetic data;
- application of molecular tools in analysis of broodstock population (paper group exercise);
- exercise on heritability;
- lab exercise rflp analyis of anmitochondrial dna fragment.
After successful completion of this course students are expected to be able to:
- show insight into Mendelian genetics;
- show basic knowledge on heritability and quantitative genetics;
- show knowledge on molecular markers and their application;
- show insight into breeding strategies in aquaculture (including sex reversal);
- understand the importance of inbreeding and genetic drift in aquaculture;
- show insight into the construction and the use of genetic maps;
- amplify and analyse (RFLP) a DNA fragment.
General biology, chemistry, biochemistry and basic knowledge on aquaculture
- CreditsECTS 6
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These offerings are valid for students of TU Eindhoven