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Genetics of complex traits

Dissecting the genetic architecture of complex traits.

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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.

Key contacts

For a list of researchers at The Roslin Institute working in this area, please click here.

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Avian Genomics

Global genomics and animal breeding

Highlander Lab

Quantitative genetics of complex traits

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