Division of Animal Science
Animal Breeding and Genetics

Gene mapping by FISH (left) and by linkage analysis (right)

The purpose of our research and education on animal breeding and genetics using biochemistry, molecular science, and statistical genetics is to improve the various important traits while maintaining the genetic diversity of animal populations. Recently, we have focused on genome wide association study to identify chromosomal regions and candidate genes for various bovine economic traits.

Electrophoresis of developed breed identification marker in cattle
Genome wide association study for economic traits of Japanese Black cattle using 50K SNP array
Genetic structure analysis for Asian native cattle using SNP polymorphisms

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