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CMB 5200

Introductory Statistical Genetics and Genomics

Credits: 4 credits

Grading Scale:  A-F or S/N

Prerequisites: Enrollment in a Graduate Program or consent of instructor.

Course Coordinator:
Dr. Yang Da, Department of Animal Sciences;

Course Description: This course is primarily for graduate students at the Master's level and upper level undergraduate students in agricultural, biological, medical, and veterinary sciences.  Students will learn basic knowledge for linkage analysis, statistical analysis and experimental designs for gene mapping and gene expression studies.

Statement of Objectives: The purpose of the course is to provide an understanding of the tools and mathematical models of evaluation of traits gene expressions in agricultural species.  Students will acquire the ability to provide adequate statistical analysis and experimental design for genetic and genomic investigations.  

Course Assignments: Homework problems as assigned.

Evaluation Procedures: Students will be evaluated on the basis of their homework assignments and in-class examinations.

Text and Reference Materials: Selected readings as determined by the instructors.

Supplementary Information:  This course is cross-listed as ANSc5200.

Scholastic Dishonesty and Plagiarism:
Students are responsible for knowing the University of Minnesota, Board of Regents' policy on student conduct and scholastic dishonesty:
Scholastic dishonesty as defined in the policy and will be reported to the Office of Student Judicial Affairs: and will result in a grade of "F" or "N" for the entire course.  Plagiarism is an important element of this policy.  It is defined as the presentation of another's writing or ideas as your own.  Serious, intentional plagiarism will result in a grade of "F" or "N" for the entire course.  For more information on this policy and for a helpful discussion of preventing plagiarism, please consult University policies and procedures regarding academic integrity: Students are urged to be careful that they properly attribute and cite others' work in their own writing.  For guidelines for correctly citing sources, go to and click on “Citing Sources”.  In addition, original work is expected in this course.  It is unacceptable to hand in assignments for this course for which you receive credit in another course unless by prior agreement with the instructor.  Building on a line of work begun in another course or leading to a thesis, dissertation, or final project is acceptable.  If you have any questions, consult the instructor.




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