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Using genetics to improve the quality and safety of sheep products

Ziel

The project addresses the safety and quality of food in the sheep production chain, using genetics. Partners from France, UK, Italy and Spain with expertise in
(I) milk and meat sheep,
(ii) traits related to animal health and product quality, and
(iii) genetics are brought together to share resource and results in the aim to create a critical mass of researchers. The project will:
(I) share genetic resource populations
(ii) share the genotyping of the animals
(iii) measure traits related to food quality and safety including CLA of the milk, mastitis resistance, nematode parasite resistance and nasal botfly resistance
(iv) study candidate genes and functional genomic for theses traits
(v) perform biological and QTLanalysis of the data. Outputs include knowledge on food safety and quality traits. QTL and candidate genes, and implementation strategies. Participation of breeding organisations means that the results will be applied immediately to the sheep sector

Koordinator

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE
Adresse
Chemin De Borde-rouge, Auzeville
31326 Aureville
Frankreich

Beteiligte (5)

ECOLE NATIONALE VÉTÉRINAIRE DE TOULOUSE
Frankreich
Adresse
Chemin Des Capelles 23
31076 Toulouse
ISTITUTO ZOOTECNICO E CASEARIO PER LA SARDEGNA
Italien
Adresse
Str. Sassari-fertilia Km 18.6
07040 Olmedo
ROSLIN INSTITUTE (EDINBURGH)
United Kingdom
Adresse

EH25 9PS Roslin, Midlothian
UNIVERSIDAD DE LEON
Spanien
Adresse
Avenida De La Facultad, 25
Leon
UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW
United Kingdom
Adresse
Bearsden Road
G61 1QH Glasgow