Africa's cattle diversity why it matters



Agaba, M, Kemp, SJ, Wambugu, J, Ogugo, M and Nyamweya, N
(2008) Africa's cattle diversity why it matters. [Poster]

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Abstract

There is great genetic diversity in the livestock found Africa. This diversity arises from combination of(1) Capture and domestication of pre-existing wild ancestors followed by accumulation of new In taming wild animals,(2) Introduction by migration and trade.( 3) The Selection of desirable traits by nature and man.Resistance or tolerance to local diseases is an attribute that is commonly observed among African livestock. This poster gives a synopsis of some of the work done at ILRI to understand the tolerance of some cattle types to an important and truly African disease, trypanosomiasis.

Item Type: Poster
Uncontrolled Keywords: Livestock, Kenya, Cattle, DIVERSITY
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Divisions: ?? dep_biosci ??
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2010 14:34
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2021 09:00
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/682