AQ3004 - Aquaculture: Stock Improvement
|Student Contribution Band:
||School of Marine & Tropical Biology (pre 2015)
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.
- appreciation of various genetic approaches and breeding programs and where they are
- 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.
|Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of basic biology,
physiology, genetics and aquaculture, and should have completed BS2001 (or BZ2001)
AND AQ2001 or equivalent.
||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.
Study Period 2
|Census Date 28-Aug-2014
||Professor Kyall Zenger
||Professor Dean Jerry, Professor Kyall Zenger.
- 26 hours lectures
- 21 hours practicals
||end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).
Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process,
and in case
of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest