• Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
  • Research Center in Biodiversity and Genetic Resources

    InBIO Associate Laboratory

    Research Center in  Biodiversity and Genetic Resources
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Genome Characterization of Native Portuguese Domestic Goats and its rumen (GERUCA)

 

Portugal has six autochthonous caprine breeds with specific characteristics being the most representative Serrana (representing nearly 50% of the national herd of indigenous goats) meanwhile Serpentina, Algarvia and Charnequeira are on the brink of extinction, with fewer than 4000 females each. The main objectives of the present study is to estimate the proportion of variation that only exists in our caprine native breeds, identify the local resources and reveal microbiome composition. We will identify regions of the genome that for its singularity can be used for meat and milk traceability tests as well as to assist breeding. For achieve these goals we will apply NGS methods as RAD Seq and metagenomics. We also will perform association studies among phenotype, genotype, rumen composition, productivity and geographic environment to detect traits influencing animal efficiency. Our results will have a global implications ranging from climatology, to applied animal production or to conservation.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Júlio Gil Vale Carvalheira

Júlio Gil Vale Carvalheira

Associate Professor

 
Research Team:
 
Albano Gonçalo Beja Pereira

Albano Gonçalo Beja Pereira

Principal Researcher

 
Lucía Perez-Pardal

Lucía Perez-Pardal

Post-Doc Researcher

 
 
State:
On going
 
Proponent Institution:
ICETA-UP (CIBIO-InBIO)
 
Funded by:
FCT
 
Dates:
2018 (Duration: 3 years)
 
Participant Institutions:
CIBIO-InBIO
 
Reference:
POCI-01-0145-FEDER-028866