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1,000 ancient genomes: gene-economy innovation in cattle, sheep and goat

Project description

Innovative methods to detect human agency in animal breeding

The genetic threads of goat, cattle and sheep ancestry have been shaped by a wide range of factors such as human breeding, environmental conditions, hybridisation and coincidental genetic drift. Their initial domestication, the intensification of use of animal products and the creation of specific landraces are key episodes in human–animal interactions. However, these important events are loosely detected in time and space. The EU-funded AncestralWeave project will combine innovative methods with ancient whole-genome data to unravel the threads of ancestry in goat, cattle and sheep across the whole genome in the above-mentioned transformative episodes. The project will generate a total set of 1 000 ancient animal genomes that will permit detecting human agency in animal breeding. The results will eventually contribute to the understanding of harmful mutations that threaten farm animals today.

Host institution

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 198,75
Address
College Green Trinity College
D02 CX56 Dublin 2
Ireland

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Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00

Beneficiaries (1)

THE PROVOST, FELLOWS, FOUNDATION SCHOLARS & THE OTHER MEMBERS OF BOARD, OF THE COLLEGE OF THE HOLY & UNDIVIDED TRINITY OF QUEEN ELIZABETH NEAR DUBLIN
Ireland
Net EU contribution
€ 2 499 198,75
Address
College Green Trinity College
D02 CX56 Dublin 2

See on map

Region
Ireland Eastern and Midland Dublin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Non-EU contribution
€ 0,00