Genetics of complex traits
Dissecting the genetic architecture of complex traits.
Our research on the genetic architecture of complex traits is built on expertise in molecular and quantitative genetics within the Division and the expertise of scientists in other Divisions on the traits of interest. Productivity, efficiency and resistance to infectious diseases are key traits of interest.
Most of our research is concerned with farmed and companion animal species, including cattle, dogs, sheep, pigs and poultry as well as aquaculture species such as salmon, sea bass, oysters and mussels. We apply our core expertise in quantitative genetics not only to these species, but also in human genetics and in some economically important plant species.
For a list of researchers at The Roslin Institute working in this area, please click here.
- New approaches for breeding resistance to Infectious Salmon Anaemia virus
- EU project to ensure sustainable supply of halloumi cheese
- Award winning Scottish research could pave the way for ‘low-emission cattle’
- Study reveals genetic changes linked to flat-faced dogs
- Oyster farming to benefit from new genetic screening tool
- DNA study of cow stomachs could aid meat and dairy production
- New grant to improve hen health and productivity