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List of Animal and Plant Genetic Resources Projects Funded in 2010

Where the project coordinator has provided an executive summary for their project it can be downloaded by clicking on the project title below

Animal Projects

The Development of an Online International Database for Irish Draught Horses for the Practical Incorporation of Genetic Diversity Measures in Breeding Decisions and Inspection Process (doc 29Kb) 

Horse Sport Ireland

Identification, evaluation and conservation of native honeybee (Irish Strains of Dark European Honeybee)

Co. Offaly Bee Breeding Group

Conservation, Study, and Improvement of Irish Strains of Dark European Honeybee

Galtee Bee Breeding Group

A high-resolution survey of genome diversity in Kerry cattle breed using high-throughput, pan-genomic 54K single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) chips (pdf 137Kb) 

University College Dublin

Establishment of a National Animal Genetic Resources Gene Bank (Year 1) (doc 24Kb) 

Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food

Training of Membership in Flock Recording On-line

Galway Sheep Breeders

Plant Projects

The collection of seed (germplasm) of selected Priority-listed, rare and threatened species of Crop Wild Relatives for Ireland - Second Phase (doc 28Kb) 

Genetic Heritage Ireland

The establishment of a national Crop Wild Relative (CWR) database (pdf 34Kb) 

National Biodiversity Data Centre

Genetic Characterisaton and conservation of threatened Irish agricultural biodiversity - Crambe maritima (Sea Kale) (doc 28Kb) 

National University of Ireland, Galway

A Book Entitled "Irish Historical Apples"

Professor Michael Hennerty

Conservation and Genetic Characterisation of Irish Willows

Teagasc

Correlation between DNA results and field characteristics observed on DAFF's Potato Heritage Collection at Tops, Raphoe (doc 25Kb) 

Mr Patrick Wilkinson