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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 31 sidor som är taggade med Genetics and breeding:

Fast-growing durum wheat for hot climate receives innovation prize

Inspection of a durum wheat field. Rodomiro Ortiz to the right. Photo: SLU Today there are durum wheat varieties that can be grown on the savannah along the Senegal River during the four months of the year when temperatures reach 35-40 degrees (°C) ...


Petter Axelsson

I work as a researcher at the department of Wildlife, Fish and Environmental Studies at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. I"m interested in the influence of inter- and intra-specific variation in foundation plant species (such as trees) ...

Katja Nilsson

Katja Nilsson

I work with research and education in the area of applied animal breeding and genetics. Presentation - My research is focused on the genetic background to behaviour and health traits in several species, for example dogs and pigs. Teaching - I am course ...

Pär Ingvarsson

Pär Ingvarsson

Background - 2017- Professor in Plant Genomics and Plant Breeding, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences 2009-2016 Professor in Evolutionary Genetics, Umeå University 2004-2009 Associate Professor, Umeå University, Sweden 2002-2004 Assistant ...

Håkan Sand

Håkan Sand

For more information about Håkan, visit the Swedish page. Related pages: Biology Ecology Ethology Genetics and breeding Natural science Fish and wildlife management Zoology Center for fish and wildlife research (CFW) Center for Wireless Remote Animal ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...

New buildings approved

New buildings approved

During their latest meeting, the SLU Board approved the construction of two new buildings. One is a greenhouse in Umeå that will be used by the Umeå Plant Science Centre (UPSC). The centre needs to build an automatic phenotyping platform for large-scale ...

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 ...

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