Hemconservation
Datum: 20.06.2017 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur, Husdjur

Genetic diversity and population structure of Swedish sheep breeds was studied using pedigree data and molecular genetic information. Both pedigree information and microsatellite genotypes showed that inbreeding has been successfully managed in the ancient Gute sheep breed, despite it being a small local population. The population structure of five Swedish…

Datum: 30.03.2017 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

A newly published book Genomic management of animal genetic diversity (ed. Kor Oldenbroek) describes the use of genomic technology to define breeds, to measure diversity and to assess important features in the history of breeds affecting the present genetic diversity. The book outlines both in vivo and in vitro management…

Datum: 17.09.2016 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

Sweden has updated its national action plan for the conservation of farm animal genetic resources. The document (in Swedish only) can be found on the website of the Swedish Board of Agriculture. 

Datum: 17.04.2015 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

The new NordGen Council for Animal Genetic Resources, nominated for the term 2015-2017, had its first regular meeting in Finland at the end of April. The Council also had the possibility to get more acquainted with the national animal genetic resource program in Finland and visit two in situ gene…

Datum: 17.03.2015 Författare: Linn Fenna Groeneveld Kategori: Husdjur

Based on a final report published in November 2014, a group of bee experts from the Nordic countries have drafted a plan of action to ensure the conservation of the Nordic brown bee. The actions with highest priority revolve around establishing a network of Nordic Brown bee beekeepers and the…

Datum: 17.01.2015 Författare: Anne Kettunen Kategori: Husdjur

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…