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Date: 17.08.2016 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals
Danish pig

Researchers from Aarhus University’s Center for Quantitative Genetics and Genomics mapped the old livestock breeds’ relationships with each other and with breeds abroad, the structure of breeds and their genomic inbreeding degrees. Results are described in the report ‘Old Danish livestock breeds genomes – the breed origin and kinship’, published…

Date: 15.06.2016 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

Although these breeds have probably gone through severe bottlenecks, they still express high phenotypic variation, e.g. in body size and plumage colour. Genetic variation and relatedness of the Swedish local chicken breeds had to date not been investigated. Three molecular genetic studies recently shed light on relationships, population structure and…

Date: 17.12.2015 Author: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Category: Farm Animals

The aim of this document is to provide a list of references outlining the current extent of characterization, both phenotypic and genetic, of native Nordic farm animal breeds. Google scholar was used to search for any scientific publications, including student theses and reports, on Nordic breeds of the main farm…

Date: 17.01.2015 Author: Anne Kettunen Category: Farm Animals

First conservation actions were taken already in the 1960s when the ‘Kiuruvesi’ population or lineage was rescued. The conservation programme, established in 1998, maintains a total of 12 different landrace lineages. The uniqueness of each discovered flock has been evaluated according to their known history and phenotypic characteristics. Instead of…