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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 60 sidor som är taggade med Genetics and breeding:

Jens Sundström, biotechnology

Jens Sundström is an external collaboration specialist in biotechnology with focus on gene technology. I can contribute to reinforce SLU's active and leading position in developing a sustainable agriculture and forestry. My research focuses on the ...


Julie Brastrup Clasen

PhD student at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics Presentation - The topic of my PhD project is crossbreeding in dairy cattle. For me, the main task is to create useful tools for farmers and breeding advisors/companies that can be used to ...

Department of Aquatic Resources

Department of Aquatic Resources

Our research focuses on fish and shellfish in the seas, lakes and rivers. We monitor the aquatic environment, developing the methods and know-how for sustainable use of aquatic resources. Contact Research Education Data Publications Environment News ...


Food Evolution - film screening and discussion

In the GMO debate, both pro and anti camps claim science is on their side. Who"s right? With the movie FOOD EVOLUTION director Scott Hamilton Kennedy wish to show how easily misinformation, confusion and fear can overwhelm objective analysis. On September ...

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Details in plant breading barrier revealed

Aborted triploid seeds (above) and viable triploid seeds rescued by mutations in chromatin modifying genes (below). Photo: Hua Jiang A few years ago Claudia Köhler"s lab at SLU led a study that identified a gene involved in the abortion ...


Claudia Köhler elected member of EMBO

Photo: Jenny Svennås-Gillner The European Molecular Biology Organization (EMBO) has elected the new members of the year. Claudia Köhler, professor at SLU's Department of Plant Biology in Uppsala, is one of the European researchers that are honoured ...

Young reseachers from Europe met for breeding course in Umeå

Young reseachers from Europe met for breeding course in Umeå

The department of Agricultural Research for Northern Sweden arranged a training course for young researcher in Umeå during June 19-2. The course was an arrangement within the European Cost Action project Methagene. The training course had the theme ...

Doreen Schwochow

Doreen Schwochow-Thalmann

Presentation - I am a PhD student in the lab of Leif Andersson jointly supervised by Michéle Tixier-Boichard at INRA, France. I am enrolled in the 'European Graduate School of Animal Breeding and Genetics' (EGS-ABG), supported by an Erasmus Mundus ...

Sofia Nyman

Sofia Nyman

I am person with a great interest for animal. I was born in Kristinehamn, Sweden and I am now doing my PhD at the Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics, SLU, Uppsala, Sweden. Presentation - I have since childhood had a genuine interest in animals ...

Suvi Mäkeläinen

Suvi Mäkeläinen

PhD student in Animal Genetics Research - The objective of my PhD project is to identify genetic variants associated with retinal- and dermatological diseases in dogs using NGS technologies for whole genome sequencing. The aim is to develop a high throughput ...


Effects of the DMRT3 gene differ between racing breeds

Photo: Robert Fegraeus The Swedish-Norwegian Coldblooded trotter (CBT) is a local horse breed in Sweden and Norway mainly used for harness racing. Previous studies have shown that a mutation from cytosine (C) to adenine (A) in the doublesex and mab-3 ...

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Climate affects bull sperm quality

Photo: Karin Selin-Wretling The aim of the present study was to evaluate the possible effects of climate factors on sperm quality of Holstein dairy bulls housed in northern Spain. Semen samples from 11 Holstein dairy bulls were collected and cryopreserved ...

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