NC State
Fikret T. Isik

Advanced Topics in Quantitative Genetics and Breeding (FOR-ANS-CS 726): Topics in genetics pertinent to population improvement for quantitative and categorical traits with special applications to plant and animal breeding. DNA markers – phenotype associations. The theory and application of linear mixed models, genomic selection using maximum likelihood and Bayesian approaches. Pedigree and construction of genomic relationships matrices from DNA markers and application in breeding. Co-teachers: Dr. James Holland (maize geneticist), Christian Maltecca (Animal geneticist). The course is offered in the fall semester in even years.

Introduction to Data Analysis in Natural Resources (NR-554): Using SAS and R programing to examine, summarize and analyze research data. The course is offered in Spring semester.

Quantitative Forest Genetics Methods (FOR-728): With Gary Hodge. Applications of quantitative genetic methods in forest tree breeding, marker aided selection and genetic research.

Response to short term selection [PDF]
Guest lecture notes for GN 703 Population and Quantitative Genetics

Some notes on SNP markers data analysis and genome-wide selection methods in tree breeding (PDF).

Course notes for analysis of binary and count data. Solved examples for forest tree diseases.


Some Course Notes 

You need to have at least medium level SAS programming experience to run most codes.

* Data examination using SAS (PDF).

* Half-sib progeny data analysis using SAS (PDF).

* Genetic Correlations and Correlated Response (PDF)

* Analysis of Diallels using SAS (PDF).

If you really need to analyze Diallel Mating Designs routinely, think about ASReml. It is much easier.