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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 145 pages tagged with Genetics and 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

SEK 91 million to forest tree research

The Swedish Foundation for Strategic Research, SSF, has awarded funding to three projects in forest research. María Rosario García-Gil, Ove Nilsson, both SLU and Stefan Jansson, Umeå University, want

Immature sperm useful when saving endangered felids

Epididymal sperm preservation offers a potential for rescuing genetic material from endangered or valuable animals after injury or death. Spermatozoa from corpus, as well as from cauda, have the


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

Videos about water

At SLU, we conduct research on water in forest, agricultural and urban landscapes, drinking water, reuse and cycling of water, aquatic and fish ecology in lakes, watercourses and seas, bio economy,

Om SLU Horticulture

As the name suggests, the Faculty of Landscape Architecture, Horticulture and Crop Production Science is responsible for horticulture-related activities and operations at SLU. SLU’s own motivation

Methods in Modern Plant Breeding: Genome editing

SLU Grogrunds workshopserie – Methods in Modern Plant Breeding - Genome Editing Digital workshop in English about Genome editing, led by Per Hofvander, Department of Plant Breeding. Application at

Methods in Modern Plant Breeding: Genomic selection

SLU Grogrunds workshopserie – Methods in Modern Plant Breeding - Genomic Selection Digital workshop in English about Genomic selection, led by Aakash Chawade, Department of Plant Breeding.

Methods in Modern plant Breeding: Association mapping

SLU Grogrunds workshopserie: Methods in Modern Plant Breeding - Association Mapping   Digital workshop in English about Association mapping, led by Larisa Gustavsson, Department of Plant Breeding.

SLU Grogrund workshopserie

SLU Grogrund promotes research education and competence development for professionals in the workshop series Methods in Modern Plant Breeding. During autumn 2021 there will be three workshops in


Interested in knowing more about how SLU contributes to the Baltic Sea Science Center (BSSC)? Please get in touch with any of the persons listed below. Experts in "Kunskapsrådet" for BSSC at SLU The

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