A lecture and discussion course examining the underlying principles of genetics and the recent advances in plant genetics. Topics include: structure of the genome, experiments to measure and experimentally describe phenotypes, population structures, and molecular basis of inheritance of a phenotype.
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Class Schedule and Location:
Class meeting times will be arranged by participants.
Specific Learning Outcomes:
- Demonstrate familiarity with core quantitative genetics theory.
- Estimate genetic attributes using different data types from a number of experimental designs.
- Identify the molecular basis of quantitative trait variation.
- Better present work, discuss current research, and perform data analyses.
Class time will be a combination of hands-on practice, discussion, and lecture. Lecture content will predominately come from quantitative genetics and statistics texts.
Course Assignments and Tests:
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There is no final exam for this course.
Required and recommended texts for theory and practice will be provided during the course of the semester. Most genetics concepts are covered in Introduction to Quantitative Genetics by Falconer and Mackay and in Breeding for Quantitative Traits in Plants by Bernardo.
Missed quizzes and deadlines will be penalized at 10% per day unless prior arrangements with the instructor had been made.
Course Policy on Group Work:
Course Policy regarding use of electronic devices and recording of lectures:
Electronic recording of classes is expressly forbidden without consent of the instructor. When recordings are permitted they are solely for the use of the authorized student and may not be reproduced, or transmitted to others, without the express written consent of the instructor.
Other Course Information:
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- For Graduate Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/graduate/2018-2019/genreg/sec_d0e2182.shtml
- For Undergraduate Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/undergraduate/current/c08/c08-ac.shtml
- For Diploma Students: https://www.uoguelph.ca/registrar/calendars/diploma/current/c08/c08-ac.shtml
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