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Genetic Analysis I, 7,5 cr


Course description

In the courses Genetic analysis I and Genetic analysis II, the students are trained in areas which are of great importance in several biological disciplines. Whenever genetic data are used, in research and practical applications, the methods introduced in these courses are useful. This applies to the analysis of marker data as well as of complete sequences. Examples of such areas are association mapping in human and medical genetics as well as in plant and animal breeding. In these fields, both marker data and quantitative genetics are of an utmost importance.

Genetic analysis I is an advanced course covering transmission genetics (including linkage analysis), quantitative genetics and population genetics. It is assumed that the students already have passed a basic course in genetics. The part covering transmission genetics includes both Mendelian and non-Mendelian phenomena. In particular, the students are trained to deduce modes of inheritance from experimental crosses as well as from pedigree data. Another important part is linkage analysis and mapping, where among other things the concept of map-function is introduced. The section in population genetics covers parts of the classical foundations of this subject. Mostly, this section concerns the effect of selection and random effects on allele and genotype frequencies. Through the whole course a strong emphasis is put on problem solving.

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Study coordinator

Christina Ledje
Study advisor
Education office, Ecology building

Telephone: +46 46-222 73 16
E-mail: Christina.Ledje [at]

Course coordinator

Torbjörn Säll

Telephone: +46 46-222 78 58
E-mail: Torbjorn.Sall [at]

Course literature

Spring term 2017

An Introduction to Genetic Analysis, 11th ed., Anthony J.F. Griffiths, Susan R. Wessler, Richard C. Lewontin, Sean B. Carroll , (2015). W. H. Freeman & Co

Course period

The course is offered the first part of the spring term. The medium of instruction is English.


Schedule for the course Genetic Analysis I spring term 2017 (pdf; 227 kB)

Resit exam occasions

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