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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.

There are 104 pages tagged with Genetics and breeding:

SLU Water Forum

Water is essential to life. At SLU more than 400 researchers and experts work with water-related issues, from source to sea. Our knowledge contributes to achieving the global sustainable development

SLU's breeding of perennial barley receives major support from Innovation Fund Denmark

For five years, researchers at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in Uppsala have been working to domesticate and breed the plant Hordeum bulbosum into a new perennial and climate-smart

Towards Winter Wheat and Oat Cultivars with Low Cadmium Uptake

The project in brief Cadmium, which occurs naturally in the environment, negatively influences plant growth and human health. The goal of this project is to identify genomic regions in winter wheat


Interested in the Baltic Sea? Discover all about it at the Baltic Sea Science Center (BSSC) at Skansen, Stockholm, or join our digital events. SLU proudly contributes to the content of the

Education package (masternivå)

At the Department of Aquatic Resources (SLU Aqua), students who want to work with fish, fisheries and aquatic ecosystems have the opportunity to take an autumn term education package at the Master

The course Sustainability perspectives on contemporary fisheries. Where have all the fishes gone?

Are you interested in how we can combine lakes and seas full of life, with a sustainable production of blue food? In this online course, you will meet Sweden's leading experts on sustainable

Changing animal bodies

In this project, we explored how particular animals ‘speak for’ wider relations such as how the changing bodies of dairy cows are responses to different social/environmental conditions and political

Jens Sundström, biotechnology

Jens Sundström is an expert on 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


For horses The Animal Genetics Laboratory mainly carries out parentage controls. There are also specific tests for defects and coat colours as well as performance traits (Synchrogait). For large


Few subjects have been so debated as genetically modified organisms (GMO). Who has participated in this public discourse? And which arguments have dominated the discourse over time? This is what we

Gene technology

Few subjects have been so debated as genetically modified organisms (GMO). Who has participated in this public discourse? And which arguments have dominated over time? This is what we wanted to find

Inbreeding and pedigree analysis of the European red dairy cattle

Red dairy cattle breeds have an important role in the European dairy sector because of their functional characteristics and good health. Extensive pedigree information is available for these breeds