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Anna Maria Johansson

Anna Maria Johansson


My main interest is population genetics, but all areas of genetics is interesting.    


I am teaching population genetics and sheep breeding.

I am director of studies for undergraduate education at my department.


I am involved in research projects about genetic diversity and population structure in Swedish breeds of chicken, sheep, cattle, goat, and pig. In sheep I am also investigating wool colour and pelt traits.


  • MSc in Biology, Lund university, 2002
  • PhD in Genetics, Lund university, 2007
  • Postdoc at Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics 2007-2011
  • Researcher and director of undergraduate studies at Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics 2012-2013
  • Researcher at Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics 2013-

Selected publications

Rochus CM, Jonas E, Johansson AM. 2020. Population structure of five native sheep breeds of Sweden estimated with high density SNP genotypes. BMC Genetics 21:27 

Upadhyay M, Eriksson S, Mikko S, Strandberg E, Stålhammar H, Groenen MAM,  Crooijmans RPMA, Andersson G, Johansson AM. 2019. Genomic relatedness and diversity of Swedish native cattle breeds. Genetics Selection Evolution 51:56 

Mukiibi R, Rochus CM, AnderssonG, Johansson AM. 2015. The use of endogenous retroviruses as markers to describe the genetic relationships among local Swedish sheep breeds. Animal Genetics 46(2):220-223

Johansson AM and Nelson RM. 2015. Characterization of genetic diversity and gene mapping in two Swedish local chicken breeds. Front. Genet. 6:44

Johansson AM, Pettersson ME, Siegel PB, Carlborg Ö. 2010. Genome-wide effects of long-term divergent selection. PLoS Genetics 6(11): e1001188

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