This course will examine the methods and statistical approaches in
quantifying the genetic variation underlying complex traits. Topics
include description of quantitative traits (means, variances, correlations
and offspring-parent regressions), estimating heritability and response
to selection, G matrices, general linear models and maximum likelihood,
line crosses, sib analysis. Computer-based exercises include manipulation
of data sets.
Meeting times: Th: 10.30-1.20.
Location: FSH Room 203