• 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 and Rumen Characterization of Native Portuguese Domestic Sheep (GERUOVI)

 

Sheep is one of the most important species in the Portuguese livestock sector. Its importance to the Portuguese agriculture is demonstrated by the large number of local sheep breeds (15 officially recognized), which were the major contributors of the 18 tons of lamb and 700000 hL of milk, produced in 2015.


The main aims of the present study are to estimate the proportion of variation that only exists in our ovine 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 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 global implications, extending from applied animal production to climatology or to conservation.

 
Principal Investigator:
 
Lucía Perez-Pardal

Lucía Perez-Pardal

Post-Doc Researcher

 
Research Team:
 
Albano Gonçalo Beja Pereira

Albano Gonçalo Beja Pereira

Principal Researcher

 
Júlio Gil Vale Carvalheira

Júlio Gil Vale Carvalheira

Associate Professor

 
 
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-028575