Livestock Genetics and Breeding Unit


From the genetic theory for breeding practice

A main field of research is mapping and fine-mapping of quantitative trait loci (QTL), leading to methods of marker-assisted genetic evaluation, selection and breeding. Thereby commercial livestock populations are considered as well as experimental families, including laboratory animals (mice). A further topic is the importance of genomic imprinting for the inheritance in livestock and its possible implications for genetic improvement. We work both theoretically and apply our ideas to real-world dairy-, beef- and pig-datasets. Scientific computational tools include weell-known packages as e.g. SAS, Mathematica, PEST, VCE, own software is developed using FORTRAN.


Scientists

Dr. sc. agr. Inga Blunk
Institute of Genetics and Biometry
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Dr. agr. Martina Langhammer
Institute of Genetics and Biometry
+49 38208 68-921 | E-Mail
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Supervised Doctoral Candidates

Ricarda Elisabeth Jahnel, M.Sc.
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Jackson Mwenda Mbuthia, M.Sc.
Institute of Genetics and Biometry
+49 38208 68-918 | E-Mail
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Abdulraheem Arome Musa, M.Sc.
Institute of Genetics and Biometry
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Manuela Reichelt, M.Sc.
Institute of Genetics and Biometry
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E-Mail +49 38208 68-914