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Genetic admixture and its impact on domestication in the Bos genus: a model for genetic improvement of livestock

Project description

Uncovering genetic admixture patterns in cattle

What type of foreign genetic elements can improve domestic species? This is the question tabled by the EU-funded BOSADMIX project. Focusing on Bos, the genus of wild and domestic cattle, it will investigate the evolutionary dynamics of genetic elements that cross the species barrier. It will do so by checking the interplay between admixture and selection occurring during the domestication process, hence providing important comparative insights into domestication itself. The project will bring together a large set of complete genomes and use a combination of population genetic and comparative genomic methods. One main goal of the project is to systematically map the interspecies admixture among seven Asian Bos species, and determine whether introgressed elements benefit recipient populations.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-STG
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Funding Scheme

ERC-STG - Starting Grant
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Host institution

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Denmark
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 1 499 275

Beneficiaries (1)

KOBENHAVNS UNIVERSITET
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 1 499 275
Address
Norregade 10
1165 Kobenhavn
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments