The Genomic Reference Resource for African Cattle (GRRFAC)

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The Genomic Reference Resource for African Cattle (GRRFAC) has been created through a partnership between African countries/institutes and the International Livestock Research Institute (ILRI), under the Dairy Genomic Program of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health.  The resource is envisioned to comprise a collated and publicly accessible set of genomic information on African cattle. 

It is intended that the resource be used by African and international research community in cattle genomics for the ultimate benefit of African livestock keepers, other livestock value chain actors and animal-source food consumers. This information is intended to be used for a variety of purposes including, amongst other: development of better tools for genomic assays of African cattle, such as SNP-assays for genome wide association studies or breed composition analysis; discovery of markers, genes, and / or gene-networks underpinning important productivity or adaptation traits; and population genetics analysis.

 

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Senegal Ecole Inter Etats des Sciences et Médecine Vétérinaires de Dakar (EISMV) Ayao Missohou missohou@gmail.com
Burkina Faso Institut de l’Environnement et de Recherches Agricoles (INERA), Ouagadougougou Amadou Traore traore_pa@yahoo.fr
Chad National High Institute of Sciences and Techniques, Abeche Youssouf Issa issayou@gmail.com
Togo Universite de Lome Essonina Talaki talakiessodina@yahoo.fr
Sudan University of Khartoum Bashir Salim bashirsalim@gmail.com
Ethiopia ILRI Tadelle Dessie tdessie@cgiar.org
Rwanda Rwanda Agricultural Board Claire D'Andre chirwa02@yahoo.fr
Kenya ILRI Karen Marshall kmarshall@cgiar.org
Madagascar Ministère de l’Elevage Madame Simone Ravaorimanana sagminel@elevage.gov.mg
Ghana University of Ghana Dr. Richard Osei-Amponsah rich12668@yahoo.co.uk
Guinea Central Vétérinaire de Dianostic (LCVD) Diallo Boubacar boubacarbalaise@gmail.com
Nigeria Centre for Genomics Research and Innovation, (NABDA), Abuja Oyekanmi Nash Oyekan.nash@gmail.com