Manual exercises

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Manual exercises can be used in class, as home assignments or as examination questions. They are here given as pdf documents and a specific exercise or the full set of exercises can easily be printed a) by the lecturer or b) for students. Solutions to all exercises are given as separate files. The following topics are covered in the manual exercises:

Genetic relationships and inbreeding

The exercises cover simple calculations of relationships and inbreeding coefficients using the path-method as well as some definitions.

The exercises were provided by: the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

Exercises Solutions

Quantitative characters

The exercises cover composition of genetic covariance between relatives, definitions and estimation of genetic variances, heritabilities, covariances and correlations between traits.

The exercises were provided by: the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

Exercises Solutions

Selection index

The exercise cover calculation of selection indices for cases with one source of information and several traits, as well as several sources of information and one trait.

The exercises were provided by: the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

Exercises Solutions

Selection and genetic gain

The exercises cover selection intensity and selection effects with comparisons between different recording systems, as well as genetic gain per generation and year and contribution from different selection paths.

The exercises were provided by: the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics,
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Uppsala, Sweden.

Exercises Solutions