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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 several 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 and in goat i am invesutgating milk traits. I also have a project about gonadal hypoplasia in cattle.


  • 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

Harish A, Lopes Pinto FA, Eriksson S, Johansson AM. 2024. Genetic diversity and recent ancestry based on whole-genome sequencing of endangered Swedish cattle breeds. BMC Genomics 25, 89 (2024).

Eriksson S, Strandberg E, Johansson AM. 2023. Changes in genomic inbreeding and diversity over half a century in Swedish Red and Swedish Holstein dairy cattle. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics 140 (3), 295-303.

Johansson M, Lundh Å, Johansson AM. 2023. Relation between αs1-casein, genotype and quality traits of milk from Swedish dairy goats. Journal of Dairy Sciences 106 (8): 5582-5592.

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. doi:10.1186/s12711-019-0496-0 

Johansson AM, Pettersson ME, Siegel PB, Carlborg Ö. 2010. Genome-wide effects of long-term divergent selection. PLoS Genetics 6(11): e1001188. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001188

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