genetics

This page brings together ILRI and partner resources on genetics. Click different tabs to see news items, research outputs, journal articles, video materials and presentations as well as ILRI projects and people related to genetics. See ILRI research on other subjects

This project proposes a new strategy for creating resistance in cattle to African trypanosomiasis, a major disease that affects agricultural production in broad regions of Africa. The long-term aim is to generate genetically modified cattle, which carry a gene that imparts resistance to African trypanosomes. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Sep/2014

Scientists from the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI) are among experts discussing livestock genetics at the 10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production in Vancouver, BC, Canada, August 17-22, 2014. Fidalis Denis Mujibi, discusses the Use of high density SNP genotypes to determine the breed composition of cross bred dairy cattle in smallholder … Continue reading

Sustainable Livestock Digest, Aug/2014

'Ng’ombe planner' is designed to record milk production, fertility, calving, curative measures undertaken and general preventive treatment such as dipping or spraying. The tool will provide feedback to the farmer where necessary. Continue reading

ILRI BioSciences, Aug/2014

Cameroonian Patrick Ngono, 35, is working as a PhD student in the FoodAfrica WP2 researching cattle breed productivity in Senegal. His objective is to identify the most suitable cattle breeds for Senegalese smallholders. Read an interview about his work

Senegal Dairy, Jul/2014

Challenges faced by livestock farmers in tropical developing countries are the focus of a new alliance involving researchers from Scotland and Africa. The new Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health will initially focus on the use of genetic information to improve the health and productivity of farmed animals in tropical climates. Continue reading

ILRI news blog, Jul/2014

Regardez une vidéo décrivant les activités principales du projet Sénégal Génétique Laitière. Le projet vise à améliorer la sécurité alimentaire et nutritionnelle au Sénégal par une meilleure utilisation des races bovines laitières (pures et croisées).

Senegal Dairy, Jun/2014

Watch a video showing the main activities of the Senegal Dairy Genetics project. The project seeks to improve food and nutrition security in Senegal through better utilization of dairy cattle breed-types in Senegal

Senegal Dairy, Jun/2014

Position Announcement : Database Manager – Senegal Dairy Genetics The Interstate School of sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Dakar (EISMV) aims at contributing to economic growth, poverty reduction and food security of its member and non-member states through Research and Development activities, and expertise in the areas of animal production and animal health. http://www.eismv.org A […]

Senegal Dairy, Jun/2014

The International Center for Agricultural Research in the Dry Areas (ICARDA), the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU), and partners from the National Agricultural Research System are supporting community-based breeding programs (CBBPs) in Ethiopia. This project report provides preliminary results in terms of the reproductive performance of indigenous sheep breeds kept under CBBPs, the effects of non-genetic factors on the performance of the sheep breeds in Ethiopia and overall progress in institutionalizing CBBPs. Continue reading

Livestock and Fish, May/2014

A White House climate initiative has boosted a quixotic search for the “cow of the future”, a next-generation creature whose greenhouse gas emissions would be cut by anti-methane pills, burp scanners and gas backpacks. Continue reading

ILRI clippings, Apr/2014

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Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Mary Wambugu
Technical Support Coordinator
Sarah Karen Osama
research assistant genetic diversity

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Andrew Gitahi Marete
Statistical Geneticist
Mary Wambugu
Technical Support Coordinator
Sarah Karen Osama
research assistant genetic diversity