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AQ3004 - Aquaculture: Stock Improvement

[Offered in odd-numbered years in JCU Singapore. ]

Credit points: 03
Year: 2019
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

For aquaculture to grow and address future food security requirements genetic approaches will need to be implemented into production practices. This subject will consider the potential of genetics and how these can be applied to improve desirable traits for aquaculture, such as growth rate, feeding efficiency, disease resistance and market acceptability. Topics covered include: genetic selection, hybridisation, effective breeding numbers, sex reversal, chromosomal manipulation and breeding program design.

Learning Outcomes

  • appreciation of various genetic approaches and breeding programs and where they are best applied;
  • awareness of the recent advances in biotechnology for genetic studies and manipulation relevant to animal breeding;
  • development of practical skills in the handling and manipulation of genetic data.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology, physiology, genetics and aquaculture, and should have completed SC2202 or SC2209 AND AQ2001 or equivalent.
Prerequisites: At least 12 credit points of Level 2 AQ, BC, BZ, CH, EA, EV, MA, MB or PH science subjects and 3 credit points of level 2 aquaculture subjects.
Inadmissible
Subject
Combinations:
AQ5004 AQ5804

Availabilities

Townsville, Block, Study Period 10
Census Date 12-Dec-2019
Face to face teaching 09-Dec-2019 to 20-Dec-2019
Coord/Lect: Professor Kyall Zenger.
Contact hours:
  • 26 hours lectures
  • 21 hours practicals
    Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

    JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 51
    Census Date 11-Apr-2019
    Coordinator: Professor Kyall Zenger
    Lecturers: Dr Jose Domingos, Mr Joseph Angelo.
    Contact hours:
    • 47 hours - Combined Lectures and Practicals
      Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

      JCU Singapore, Internal, Study Period 53
      Census Date 05-Dec-2019
      Coordinator: Professor Kyall Zenger
      Contact hours:
      • 47 hours - Combined Lectures and Practicals
        Assessment: end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).

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