Department "Genetics"

Scientiests and specialists

Research activities

  • Explorations-oriented assessment of genetic diversity of farm animal breeds using microsatellite DNA markers have been carried out. Molecular data obtained could be used to evaluate population structure, genetic distances among the breeds and potential risk of inbreeding in order to determine the contribution of the breeds to genetic diversity.
  • Economic results obtained in different farming systems and assessment of genetic contribution of breeds could be applied for development of adequate strategies for keeping the genetic resources in farming practices and conservation of local breeds of ruminants.