Session 04. Young scientist competition – Genetics Commission – part 1

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Date: 29 August 2016; 08:30 – 12:30 hours
Chairperson: I. Blunk

Theatre Session 04

Heritability of udder morphology and colostrum quality traits in swine
A. Balzani, H.J. Cordell, E. Sutcliffe and S.A. Edwards

Feeding of Enterococcus faecium NCIMB 10415 to piglets affects B-cells on cell, gene and miRNA level
S. Kreuzer-Redmer, J. Bekurtz, D. Arends and G.A. Brockmann

Alternative consideration of social genetic effects models in Duroc pigs
M. Ragab, M. Piles and J.P. Sánchez

Patterns of sexual size dimorphism in various chicken breeds
J. Geibel, S. Weigend, A. Weigend, A.R. Sharifi and H. Simianer

Improving gait in ducks and chickens: effects of selection on leg morphology and function
B.M. Duggan, P.M. Hocking and D.N. Clements

Modulating birth weight heritability in mice
N. Formoso-Rafferty, I. Cervantes, N. Ibáñez-Escriche and J.P. Gutiérrez

Local vs global ancestry: regions deviating from genome wide admixture in a composite cattle breed
N. Khayatzadeh, G. Mészáros, Y.T. Utsunomiya, J.F. Garcia, U. Schnyder, B. Gredler, I. Curik and J. Sölkner


Effects of heat stress on the transcriptomic profile of blood cells in lactating dairy goats
A. Contreras-Jodar, A.A.K. Salama, G. Caja, S. Hamzaoui, M. Vailati and J.J. Loor

Comparing methods to analyse raw, large-scale methane data
M. Szałański, G.F. Difford, P. Løvendahl and J. Lassen

Fertility and health traits correlations with methane emissions
L. Zetouni, M. Kargo and J. Lassen

Bayesian analysis of selection response on linear or ratio feed efficiency traits in pigs
M. Shirali, P.F. Varley and J. Jensen

Genotype-Environment interaction for bulls used in expanding dairy herds
S. McParland

B-spline Basis Functions for Modelling Marker Effects in Backcross Experiments
M. Reichelt, M. Mayer, F. Teuscher and N. Reinsch