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Bahir Dar University

College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences


Animal Production and Technology Program
Course Title
Animal genetics resource conservation
Course Code
Angb638
M.Sc. Program
Animal Genetics and Breeding
Mode of delivery parallel
Instructor
Office location: 30
Mobile:0931855328 ; e-mail: garikikumar@yahoo.com
ECTS Credits
5
(CP)
Contact Hours
Lecture
Tutorial
Lab/Practical Home Study
(per week)
2
8
Lecture days,
Monday 11.05-11.55am
Hours & Room:
Wednesday 11.05-11.55 am
Tutorial/Lab
NA
days & Hours
Target Group:
M.Sc. in Animal Genetics and Breeding
Year /Semester
Year 1 & semester 2
Pre-requisites
Status of the
Compulsory
course

Total
5

COURSE DESCRIPTION
Evolution and history of domestic livestock. Diversity of livestock (Genetic resources
diversity). Livestock evolution and development trend in Africa and the world. History of
development of some breeds: Holstein-Friesian, Boar goat, Merino sheep etc. Indigenous
animal genetic resources of Ethiopia. Necessity and principles of characterizing, documenting
and assessing of livestock diversity. Techniques for analysis and characterization. Genetic
effects of decreasing population size. Genetic erosion. Conservation of animal genetic
resources: In. situ and Ex situ conservation, cryopreservation. Proper utilization of animal
genetic resources. International and national patenting laws.

Course objectives: At the end of this course, the student will be able to:
Students will have knowledge on the local and exotic brreds of live stock. Analysis
and characterization of livestock diversity
Expected/learning outcomes: students should able to know the importance of conservation
in the Animal genetics and breeding

week

Lecture
(hrs)

Livestock
evolution
and
developme
nt trend in
Africa and
world.
History
and
developme
nt of some
breedsHolsteinfriesian,
boar goat,
merino
sheep etc.

3,4

Indigenous animal genetic


resources of ethiopia
Understanding
genetic
variation-origin of genetic
variation, genetic sampling,
rate of inbreeding and effecting
population
size,
factors
affecting inbreeding

6
2

Conceptual Focus

Activities/tasks

Introduction and history of -Listen to a lecture


domestic
livestock. and take notes on
Diversity of livestock
the lesson treated,

Necessity and principles of


characterizing.
Documenting and assessing of
livestock diversity

-Take part in
reading
assignment,
-Assignment
submission
-Forward all the
confusion or
doubts students
may have in
relation to the
given lecture
-Literature review
and
presentati
on
(seminar)

-Listen to a lecture
and take notes on
the lesson treated,
-Take part in
reading
Techniques for analysis and assignment,
characterization.

Genetic affects of decreasing


population

10

11, 12

13, 14

-Assignment
submission
-Forward all the
confusion or
doubts students
Genetic
management
of -Listen to a lecture
populations in conservation and take notes on
programs
the lesson treated,
Choosing breeding animals
-Take part in
Contributions to gene bank and reading
its utilization
assignment,
Identification of populations
-Forward all the
confusion or
doubts students
may have in
relation to the
given lecture
-Literature review
and
presentati
on
(seminar)
In situ and ex situ conservation
Cryo-aided insitu programs

Listen to a lecture
and take notes on
the lesson treated,
-Take part in
reading
Genetic erosion
Significance and how to assignment,
-Assignment
reduce
submission
-Forward all the
Use of molecular information
confusion or
in conservation
doubts students
Presentation of molecular tools
may have in
Genetic distances and variation
relation to the
among and within populations
given lecture
Marker assisted conservation
Proper utilization of animal
genetic resources
International and national
patenting laws

Course teaching/learning activities

The mode of the delivery of the course combines lectures, discussion, questioning and
answering, readings, assignments, individual and /or group works and presentation.
Assessment Methods
Evaluation will be carried out based on continuous assessment which comprises:

midterm
Assignment
seminar
Final exam

Grading: As per the universitys regulation


COURSE POLICY
All students are expected to abide by the code of conduct of students
(article 166 and 166.1.1, of The Senate Legislation of Bahir Dar University
May 20, 2005) throughout this course. Academic dishonesty, including
cheating, fabrication, and plagiarism will not be tolerated and will be
reported to concerned bodies for action. Students will be active
participants in the course. You need to ask questions and raise issues. You
are expected to do all the assignments submit and present you are
supposed to accomplish. You are expected to attend class regularly. If you
miss more than 85% of the class attendance you will not sit for final
exams. Please try to be on time for class. Cell phones MUST be turned of
before entering the class as they are disruptive and annoying to all of us
in the class. You are responsible for all class announcements and changes.
REFERENCES
The state of worlds animal genetic resources for food and agriculture, FAO documents 2007
Ethiopian agricultural and government documents.
Approval section
Course instructor:

Dilip Garikipati

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Course chair:

Damitie Kabede

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Department Head:

Fentahun Meheret

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Vice Dean

Hailu Mazengia

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