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Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Genetic variation in animals is the base for our activities at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics. We work with farm animals, companion animals and many other kinds animals. Within research, education and collaboration with industry and other stakeholders, we strive for a sustainable use of animal genetic resources.


We are involved in several projects using metagenomics for the detection of viral pathogens in many different animals, as well as for studying the microbiome of coral reef in the Indian Ocean
Published: 15 September 2022 - Page editor: natalie.von.der.lehr@slu.se

Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics

Head of department: Tomas Bergström
Deputy head of department: Erling Strandberg

Postal address: SLU, Dept. of Animal Breeding ang Genetics, PO Box 7023, S-750 07 Uppsala, Sweden

Visiting address: Ulls väg 26

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