PLS0061 Genomic Selection in Plant Breeding: From Theory to Practice, 3.0 Credits
No Level Indicated
Pass / Failed
The requirements for attaining different grades are described in the course assessment criteria which are contained in a supplement to the course syllabus. Current information on assessment criteria shall be made available at the start of the course.
Accepted as PhD-student or knowledge at equivalent level
• To provide some basic quantitative genetic concepts to be applied in plant breeding.
• To provide some basic statistical models and methods for genetic and genomic analyses.
• To detect and measure the genotype-by-environment interaction.
• To show practical results of association genetics and genomic prediction in a breeding context.
• To demonstrate implementations of various genetic analyses using R-packages.
• Quantitative genetics in plant breeding.
• Concept on genotype-by-environment interaction (G×E) and methods for its analysis.
• Genetic models and their use in plant breeding.
• Basic concepts of association genetics and genomic-enabled prediction.
• Refreshing some basic ideas of quantitative genetics applied to plant breeding.
• Dissecting the genotype-by-environment interaction and estimating stability of genotypes.
• Understanding the conceptual framework of selection in plant breeding.
• Learning results that clearly show how biometrical genetics, association genetics genomic-estimated prediction of breeding values WORK!
• Knowing how to run some R codes for biometrical genetics, association genetics. and genomic-estimated prediction of breeding values involving different statistical models.
Formats and requirements for examination
Attendance and active participation at theory lectures and practical computing tasks.
Nelson Mandela African Institution of Science and Technology
Department of Plant Breeding