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From Domestication to Inbreeding: Population Genetics - Self-Study, Part Three of the Genetics for the Behavior Consultant Serie
Speakers: Jessica Hekman, DVM, MS
Venues:  (Sun Nov 27th, 2016 -to- Sat Dec 31st, 2016)
   (Sun Jan 1st, 2017 -to- Sun Dec 31st, 2017)
   (Mon Jan 1st, 2018 -to- Mon Dec 31st, 2018)
   (Tue Jan 1st, 2019 -to- Tue Dec 31st, 2019)
   (Wed Jan 1st, 2020 -to- Sun Dec 31st, 2023)
Type: Online / Telecourse
Competencies: Behavioral Science
General Knowledge of Animal Behavior
Species-Specific Knowledge
Biological Sciences as related to Animal Beha
Host Name: Beth Brown
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Description: How does evolution work, and what do we know about how domesticated animals evolved, particularly those highly studied dogs? How do we learn about evolutionary changes that happened thousands of years ago, before recorded history? How do new traits, like new coat colors, spread through populations? And what does all this mean for how we breed domesticated animals today? In this class, you will learn about: Evolutionary theory, especially as applied to questions about domesticated animals. How traits like coat color or different behaviors spread through an animal population? How, when, where, and why did animal domestication occur? What does recent research tell us (particularly about dog domestication)? How do population genetics approaches help us understand the health of breeds of animals? "Genomic selection", a new technique that could help us breed healthier animals.