Aquaculture GeneticsOrganization logo: Wageningen University & Research

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;
  • f-statistics;
  • inbreeding;
  • use of androgenesis, gynogenesis and
  • triploidisation;
  • manipulation of sexual phenotype;
  • breeding programmes;
  • genetic maps.

Practical exercises:

  • 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.

Learning outcomes

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.

Prior knowledge

Assumed Knowledge:
General biology, chemistry, biochemistry and basic knowledge on aquaculture

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  • Credits
    ECTS 6
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  • Start date

    1 september 2022

    • Ends
      31 augustus 2023
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    1 september 2023

    • Ends
      31 augustus 2024
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