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Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics


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Six projects receive funding from SLU Aquacultures open call

SLU Aquaculture are pleased to announce that six projects have been awarded a seed grant in the open call of spring 2021. The projects aim to stimulate research collaborations at SLU and cover

Generating a reference genome assembly for Arctic charr using long-read sequencing

The current proposal project aims to boost the Swedish Arctic charr breeding program through the construction of a reference genome assembly. Modern aquaculture breeding programs rely on DNA

Genetic mapping of Arctic charr – an important step for Swedish aquaculture

The Swedish breeding program for Arctic charr has been run successfully for almost forty years. Historically, breeding has been based on classic selection methods where breeding fish are selected

High parity cows occupy cubicles close to feeding table and milking area

It seems that dairy cows want a cubicle to rest in, close to the feeding tables. And it is the older, more experienced cows that usually occupy these cubicles in the barn. The younger ones more often

Precision livestock breeding

Agricultural systems need to improve in order to meet future challenges of an increasing human population and at the same time ensure good animal welfare and a minimal ecological footprint. This

Researchers use cameras to study the social interactions between cows

Data from sensors, showing the position of the cows, in combination with a video stream taken by cameras installed in the barn, are used to study the behavior of dairy cattle. In a pilot study, at

Seminar Breeding Network

Integrating plant and animal breeding to harvest the synergies Welcome to a workshop with John Hickey. John will give a 30 min presentation on Integrating plant and animal breeding to harvest the

Enhancing the national breeding programs of Arctic charr and rainbow trout in Sweden with genotyping by sequencing

Arctic charr and rainbow trout are the two most important farmed species for Swedish Aquaculture and selective breeding is a key factor for the aquaculture production of these species. This project

Unify breeding at SLU

Unify breeding at SLU A one day kick-off workshop for everyone working with breeding at SLU. The aim is to strengthen the internal network as well as to get some inspiring input from three external

Modernization of the 40-year breeding program for Arctic charr

The Swedish breeding program for Arctic charr has been run successfully for almost forty years. Breeding has been based on classic selection methods where family groups with good qualities, for

Horse

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

Genomic divergence in Swedish Warmblood horses selected for equestrian disciplines

The equestrian sport horse Swedish Warmblood (SWB) originates from versatile cavalry horses. Most modern SWB breeders have specialized their breeding either towards show jumping or dressage

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