|Student Contribution Band:||Band 2|
|Administered by:||School of Marine & Tropical Biology|
Consideration of the genetics of breeding programs and how these can be applied to improving desirable traits for aquaculture, such as growth rate, feeding efficiency, disease resistance and market acceptability. Consideration of the techniques available for genetic manipulation in aquaculture breeding programs.Topics include: genetic selection, hybridisation, effective breeding numbers, sex reversal and chromosomal manipulation.
|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.|
|Prerequisites:||(BS2001 OR BZ2001 OR AG2001) AND AQ2001|
|Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal|
|Census Date 23-Aug-2012|
|Coordinator:||Professor Kyall Zenger|
|Lecturers:||Professor Dean Jerry, Professor Kyall Zenger.|
|Assessment:||end of semester exam (50%); assignments (50%).|
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