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Modélisation Génétique et amélioration génétique des monogastriques

Modgen Research Activities

The general scope of research of the “MODGEN” group is to develop and apply statistical and quantitative genetic and genomic methods to answer important scientific questions in monogastric species (rabbits and pigs) to ultimately improve monogastric breeding schemes. Focus is done on the development of methods and models to study interactions between individuals (maternal and social effects), genotype by environment interactions (robustness and adaptation), high-throughput genotyping and phenotyping and genetic and genomic evaluations in crossbreeding schemes. Attention is paid to numerous traits including:  meat quality, feed efficiency, young and adult survival and resistance to diseases, as well as traits participating to robustness and adaptation.