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Datum: 15.09.2016 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

NordGen in collaboration with the Soil Conservation Service of Iceland arranged a 3-day multi-disciplinary conference on grazing in a changing Nordic region, September 12-15 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The conference gathered together 98 participants from 17 different countries. The focus of the conference was on the contribution of grazing to climate…

Datum: 09.09.2016 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

An article published in the Finnish Kennel Club’s magazine “Koiramme” (9/2016) describes the history, characteristics and challenges of the highly endangered lundehund population. Several severe bottlenecks in the history of the Lundehund have resulted in a severe loss of genetic variability in the current lundehund population. Low fertility and high…

Datum: 17.08.2016 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

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…

Datum: 17.06.2016 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

The OCS workshop arranged by NordGen 6th-10th of June at Hafjell, Norway was a success. To maximize the learning experience of all participants, the workshop was divided into two parts: introductory and advanced. “Part I – Introductory” included lectures on basic theory of optimal contribution selection (OCS) with discrete generations,…

Datum: 15.06.2016 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

Finnhorse is the only native horse breed in Finland. It has a long history and is an an invaluable part of the Finnish cultural and historical heritage. The hardworking Finnhorse was used in agriculture and forestry, and it bravely served in the war fronts. In the past, the population size…

Datum: Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

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…