Animal Breeding Research
Animal Breeding, Genetics, and Genomics focuses on improving livestock using all genetic, genomic, and statistical tools. Those include the utilization of breeds and mating systems, pedigrees, quantitative methodology, and assessment of internal and external variations to animals’ DNA. Efforts include predicting genetic merit and characterizing the variation and gene activity in livestock traits. An important focus of these projects is training graduate and undergraduate students.
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Currently, the Department of Animal Science is researching a variety of projects that cover issues such as animal genomics, meat science, food safety, as well as projects focusing on the major livestock species in Texas. Our research programs focus on applied science, which has an immediate application to Texas animal agriculture, and basic science, which provides the foundation for scientific information to impact further research discoveries.