Course: Genetics of production and reproduction traits in animals

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Course title Genetics of production and reproduction traits in animals
Course code KGZB/GPRU
Organizational form of instruction no contact
Level of course Doctoral
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter and summer
Number of ECTS credits 0
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Čítek Jindřich, prof. Ing. CSc.
Course content
Genetic determination of qualitative and quantitative traits of livestock. Production and reproduction characteristics of livestock. Phenotypic variability of animal performance and its evaluation. Average effect of genes and possibilities of its application in selection. Genome analysis of livestock. Genetics of health and disease resistance. Use of markers in animal selection and inheritance control. Theoretical and methodological principles of estimating breeding values of livestock. The importance of individual groups of traits in achieving genetic gain in livestock.

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic (reading, lecture, briefing)
  • Semestral paper - 90 hours per semester
  • Preparation for classes - 50 hours per semester
  • Preparation for exam - 50 hours per semester
  • Class attendance - 56 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The aim of the course is to acquaint and teach doctoral students the methodological procedures for evaluating genetically determined production and reproductive traits of livestock, the principles of marker-assisted selection and the use of genetic parameters in the process of breeding livestock.
The student can independently navigate in the given issue and is able to use the acquired knowledge in their scientific activities or other practice.
Prerequisites
The student is familiar with the issues within the scope of university studies and is willing to study independently.

Assessment methods and criteria
Oral examination

General knowledge of population genetics and quantitative livestock genetics and knowledge of the theoretical foundations of livestock breeding
Recommended literature
  • Christensen, K. Population genetics. Copenhagen, DICT 2002, 180 s..
  • Jakubec, V. a kol. Odhad plemenné hodnoty hospodářských zvířat. Rapotín, VÚCHS 1999, 177 s..
  • Kubáčková, J. Metódy spracovania experimentálnych údajov. Bratislava, SPN 2000, 240 s..
  • Kúbek, A. a kol. Genetika. 2. vyd., Nitra, EVS SPU v Nitre 2000, 150 s..
  • Kúbek, A. a kol. Príklady z genetiky. Nitra, EVS SPU v Nitre 1999, 51 s..
  • Kuciel, J. Genetika zemědělských produktů. Brno, MZLU v Brně 2004, 150 s..
  • Nečásek, J., Cetl, I. a kol. Obecná genetika, Praha, SPN 1979, 376 s.
  • Šiler, R., Kníže, B. Genetika živočichů. Praha, SPN 1979, 490 s..


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Category of Branch/Specialization Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -
Faculty: Faculty of Agriculture Study plan (Version): Agricultural Biotechnology (1) Category: Agriculture and forestry - Recommended year of study:-, Recommended semester: -