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List of animal and plant genetic resources project funded in 2008
 Name of  project Project coordinator 

 Animal Projects

 Conservation Strategy for Rare Irish Farm Breeds  Irish Cattle Breeding Federation
 Kerry Semen Stock  Irish Cattle Breeding Federation
 Seminar on breeding and conservation of Galway Sheep  Galway Sheep Breeders Society and Teagasc Athenry
 DNA testing of Kerry Bulls  Kerry Cattle Society
Characterisation of various old Irish Goat breeds using microsatellite and mitochondrial markers Weatherbys Ireland DNA laboratory
Assist the expansion of Irish Moiled Cattle in Ireland by making semen from two bulls available through AI Irish Moiled Cattle Society and Western Organic Network
Acquisition of knowledge and skills for genetic conservation Teagasc, Moorepark
Assessing the extent of hybridisation between commercially reared bumblebees and native Bombus terrestris audax Teagasc, Oak Park


Development of systems for inclusion of rare and endangered arable crops in REPS scheme: A feasibility study. Genetic Heritage Ireland
Native Irish Orchard Maintenance Programme Irish Seed Savers Association
Utilisation of Irish Cultivars: Irish Green Pea Irish Seed Savers Association
Utilisation of Irish Cultivars: Balbriggan Brussels Sprout Irish Seed Savers Association
Utilisation of Irish Cultivars: Irish Linseed/Flax Trials Irish Seed Savers Association
Characterisation of old Irish apple cultivars by new descriptors and by genetic fingerprinting University College Dublin
Conservation of old Irish Elm  Teagasc, Kinsealy 
Conservation of old pasture ecotypes Teagasc, Oakpark