GEN RES Alentejo use of genomics methodologies to assist selection of sheep resistant to fooroot and gastrointestinal nematodes in the Alentejo region.
Type of project: Project with multiple beneficiaries
Leading Institution: Associação de Agricultores do Sul (ACOS)
Universidade de Évora (UE)
Centro de Biotecnologia Agrícola e Agro-Alimentar do Alentejo (CEBAL)
Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária (INIAV)
Direcção Regional de Agricultura e Pescas do Alentejo (DRAPAL)
Starting Date: 1 st January 2016
Duration: 36 months
Footroot and gastrointestinal nematodes have a significant economic impact on the sheep industry of Alentejo. The aims of this project are disease characterization of Alentejo sheep farms and use of state-of-the-art genomic methodologies for the identification of genetic markers associated with disease resistance for genetic selection and breeding.