Quantitative methods to improve the understanding and utilisation of animal genetic resources

J.M. Ojango1,3 N. Mpofu 1 4 K. Marshall and L. Andersson-Eklund2

1International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), PO Box 30709, Nairobi 00100, Kenya
2Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences (SLU), Dept. of Animal Breeding and Genetics, PO Box 7023, SE-75007 Uppsala, Sweden (sections 1.4 and 6)
3Egerton University, Department of Animal Sciences, PO Box 536, Njoro, Kenya
4Lupane State University, Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Quantitative methods are research techniques and methods dealing with numbers and anything that is measurable. This module reviews the most commonly used quantitative methods in the area of animal breeding and animal genetic resources (AnGR). The module primarily addresses topics of relevance to scientists in the area of AnGR in developing countries, including both faculty in universities/colleges and staff in research institutions.

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Module 4: Ojango J.M., Mpofu, N., Marshall, K. and Andersson-Eklund L. 2011.Quantitative methods to improve the understanding and utilisation of animal genetic resources In:Animal Genetics Training Resource, version 3, 2011. Ojango, J.M., Malmfors, B. and Okeyo, A.M. (Eds). International Livestock Research Institute, Nairobi, Kenya, and Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, Uppsala, Sweden