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  • Detection and characterisation of quantitative trait loci affecting muscle and growth phenotypes in sheep 

    Hadjipavlou, Georgia (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    This thesis addresses the dissection and characterisation of quantitative trait loci (QTL) affecting production traits in sheep. Firstly, the association between specific genetic polymorphisms and complex variation in ...
  • Drosophila immunity: QTL mapping, genetic variation and molecular evolution 

    Fytrou, Anastasia (The University of Edinburgh, 2010)
    Drosophila is involved in a wide range of interactions with parasites and pathogens (parasitoid wasps, bacteria, fungi, viruses). Drosophila hosts vary greatly at the species, population and individual level, in their ...
  • Genetic diversity in the processing and transcriptomic diversity in the targeting of microRNAs 

    Moody, Jonathan (The University of Edinburgh, 2017-07-08)
    MicroRNAs are short RNA molecules that are central to the regulation of many cellular and developmental pathways. They are processed in several stages from structured precursors in the nucleus, into mature microRNAs in ...
  • Genetics of bovine vaccination 

    Leach, Richard Jonathan (The University of Edinburgh, 2011-06-27)
    Infectious disease is an important issue for animal breeders, farmers and governments. Solutions to control infectious disease are needed and research focused on the genetic loci determining variation in immune-related ...
  • Genetics of litter size and prenatal survival in pigs 

    Hernández Velasco, Silvia Clara (The University of Edinburgh, 2012-06-30)
    Female reproductive performance is a critical component of sustainable pig production systems. There is abundant evidence of genetic variation in these traits among pig breeds. The aims of this study were to identify ...
  • Mapping quantitative trait loci in microbial populations 

    Logeswaran, Sayanthan (The University of Edinburgh, 2011)
    Linkage between markers and genes that affect a phenotype of interest may be determined by examining differences in marker allele frequency in the extreme progeny of a cross between two inbred lines. This strategy is ...
  • Quantitative trait loci mapping of sexual maturity traits applied to chicken breeding 

    Podisi, Baitsi Kingsley (The University of Edinburgh, 2011-07-05)
    Many phenotypes are controlled by factors which include the genes, the environment, interactions between genes and interaction between the genotypes and the environment. Great strides have been made to understand how ...
  • Use of quantitative trait loci (QTL) affecting muscling in sheep for breeding 

    Masri, Amer (The University of Edinburgh, 2013-11-28)
    Breeding programmes that use elite sires with the best estimated breeding values for muscling traits have achieved significant improvement in lamb production in the UK. Further acceleration of the rate of genetic gain ...