Karen Marshall is a senior scientist at the International Livestock Research Institute, and the co-lead of the Dairy Genomics Program of the Centre of Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health. Karen is the organiser of this forum.


Support for Genomics Reference Resource for African Cattle

Summary of discussion to-date on the topic: Do you consider building a genomics reference resource for African cattle to be a worthwhile investment – why or why not?   In favour? The majority of people who commented on this question were in favour of establishing the resource, with some raising pertinent issues related to resource […]

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Future applications of genomics in African livestock systems

What genetic or genomic applications have the most potential to positively impact on the rural poor in Africa – in the near future and longer term?   Main themes discussed on this topic to-date are: The need for a holistic outlook on improving the performance of African livestock was stressed by many. Points raised here […]

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Current use of genomics / genetics in African livestock systems

Below is a summary of contributions to date on the topic “What (real) examples of the application of genomic or genetic information to African livestock production systems (regardless of species) do we have to-date, and what was successful or not successful about these, and why” Updated 22nd August, 2016 Application Country Species / traits Intended […]

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Welcome to the Cattle Genomics in Africa web forum

Today we are launching the web forum. You are already a member of the community. To join the discussion please log in at http://cattle-genomix.net

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Toureg encampment. Boy tends cattle.


Genomic reference resource

Genomic Reference Resource for African Cattle A collated set of sequence and genotype information on cattle breeds in Africa is currently not available.  Such a resource is important at is can underpin the design of genomic tools for different applications. The Dairy Genomics Program of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (ctlgh.org)  proposes […]

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Potential role of genomics

Potential role of genomics for genetic improvement strategies for cattle in Africa African cattle breeds are numerous and diverse, and typically well adapted to the harsh environment conditions under which they perform. They have been used over centuries to provide livelihoods and food and nutritional security to their keepers.  However a number of African cattle […]

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First stakeholder engagement

This is the first stakeholder engagement of the Dairy Genomics Program of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health  – on Cattle Genomics in Africa The Dairy Genomics Program of the newly established Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health (CTLGH) aims to facilitate the application of genomics to cattle in the Tropics, and […]

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Building a genomic reference resource on African cattle

Here we will discuss the need and potential for a Genomics Reference Resource for African Cattle – which is a collated and publicly accessible set of sequence information on African cattle breeds. The sequence information would be contributed by African countries and potentially other partners to the initiative, with the intent that such information will […]

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Using genomic information on cattle in Africa

Here we are discussing the applications of genomic (or genetic) information on cattle in Africa, both in the near future (next 5 years) and longer term. Some potential applications are given below (see also this post on the potential role of genomics for African cattle)   We are currently discussing two topics in relation to […]

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