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Africa's cattle diversity why it matters

Agaba, M.; Kemp, S.J.; Wambugu, J.; Ogugo, M. and Nyamweya, N. (2008) Africa's cattle diversity why it matters. In: John Vercoe Conference, 08-09 November 2007, International Livestock Research Institute, Kenya. (Unpublished)

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There is great genetic diversity in the livestock found Africa. This diversity arises from combination of(1) Capture and domestication of pre-existing wild ancestors followed by accumulation of new In taming wild animals,(2) Introduction by migration and trade.( 3) The Selection of desirable traits by nature and man.Resistance or tolerance to local diseases is an attribute that is commonly observed among African livestock. This poster gives a synopsis of some of the work done at ILRI to understand the tolerance of some cattle types to an important and truly African disease, trypanosomiasis.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Uncontrolled Keywords:Livestock; Kenya; Cattle; DIVERSITY
Subjects:Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Departments, Research Centres and Related Units:Academic Faculties, Institutes and Research Centres > Faculty of Science > Department of Biological Sciences
ID Code:682
Deposited On:20 Apr 2010 15:34
Last Modified:29 Feb 2012 11:30

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