Sveriges lantbruksuniversitet

Genetics and breeding

Genetics is the study of genes, heredity, and genetic variation in living organisms. Breeding is the reproduction that is producing of offspring, usually animals or plants: Breeding in the wild, the natural process of reproduction in the animal kingdom. Animal husbandry, through selected specimens such as dogs, horses, and rabbits. Plant breeding, through selected specimens such as trees.


Det finns 280 sidor som är taggade med Genetics and breeding:

Genetic research on tropical trees help tropical forest survive global warming

Restoration of tropical rain forests has a high potential to enhance carbon sequestration of degraded land and hence a huge impact on actions to mitigate climate change. To ensure that reforestation

Are genomically enhanced breeding values valuable?

This study compared the abilities of virgin heifer genomically enhanced breeding values and parent average breeding values to predict future cow performance. To increase confidence in genomic

Genetics underpinning dynamic laryngeal collapse

Dynamic laryngeal collapse associated with poll flexion is the most common disorder of the upper respiratory tract in the Norwegian‐Swedish Coldblooded Trotter. The disorder, which has also been

Nordfruit: Pre-breeding for future challenges in nordic fruits and berries

Nordfruit is the short name for a Public Private Partnership project on pre-breeding for future challenges in Nordic apples and strawberries established by participants from 7 Nordic and Baltic

Research education

Research education

Our PhD students have projects that facilitate domestication and breeding of crops for Nordic as well as tropical growth conditions. DNA-based methods are adapted for studies of genetic variation and

Thesis at Plant Breeding

Thesis at Plant Breeding

Welcome to our thesis page. There is several students every year whom are doing their bachelor or master thesis at our department. Below are a few examples. Examples of theses done at our department:

Department of Plant Breeding

Department of Plant Breeding

We teach and perform strategic and applied research on horticultural and agricultural crops with the aim to provide knowledge, tools and products for a bio-based economy, improved environment and

Anahit Nazari

Anahit Nazari

I am currently a post-doc at the Department of Animal Science (Animal Breeding and Genetics section) at SLU with the main focus on Swedish beef cattle genomic selection project.   My PhD thesis was

Samia Samad

Samia Samad

Molecular biologist by training with experience in plant genetics and biotechnology. I am passionate about using molecular tools to improve traits of interest in economically important crops. This

Plant and livestock researchers have great use of Nobel Prize awarded genetic scissors

Several research groups at SLU work with the "genetic scissor", the gene editing tool which is awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year. A recent popular science publication from SLU describes

Plant and livestock researchers have great use of Nobel Prize awarded genetic scissors

Several research groups at SLU work with the "genetic scissor", the gene editing tool which is awarded the Nobel Prize in Chemistry this year. A recent popular science publication from SLU describes

Gene deletion in horses linked to reproductive disorders

Disorders of sex development (DSD) and reproduction are not uncommon among horses, though knowledge about their molecular causes is sparse. Here we characterized a ~200 kb homozygous deletion in

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