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Sent: 29 November 2003 08:55
Subject: 55: Re: Gene-based technologies for improving animal production and health in developing countries
This is Juan Chavez, Peru.
I would like to say thanks to Harinder Makkar (Message 52, November 28). His contribution was quite interesting. Regarding the 5th point, I think that before doing introgression of valuable QTLs among livestock populations of developing countries, we have to characterize them and find out what are their weakness and strengths. [I presume that "them" and "their" refers to the livestock populations of developing countries...Moderator]. Their weakness could be overcome doing previous introgression response studies of "valuable" QTLs coming from other breeds. We could also do the same in another way, analyzing populations and breeds from developing countries and finding out "valuable" QTLs for the foreign breeds of developed countries.
Juan F. Chavez
Instituto Interamericano de Cooperacon para la Agricultura (IICA)
Professor of Animal Breeding of National Agrarian University at La Molina
chavram (at) terra.com.pe
Sent: 29 November 2003 10:45
Subject: 56: Multiplexing of markers, wheat, disease resistance or quality traits
I am Ratan Tiwari, working at the Directorate of Wheat Research (Indian Council of Agricultural Research), Karnal, India, as a senior scientist (Biotechnology).
I am involved with MAS studies on wheat for resistance and quality traits. My request is if anyone has experience on multiplexing of different markers linked to the rust resistance / quality trait genes in wheat. [Multiplexing is the assaying of markers simultaneously...Moderator].
Ratan Tiwari, Ph.D.
Senior Scientist (Biotechnology),
Directorate of Wheat Research,
Karnal- 132 001, Haryana,
Ph.: 0091-184-2267495 (o), 2266275(R)
tiwari1964 (at) yahoo.com
[The main aim of this e-mail conference is to examine the appropriateness and potential of MAS as a tool for genetic improvement of crops, forest trees, livestock and fish in developing countries. The main topics we wished to see discussed were outlined in Section 6 of the Background Document and we prefer to avoid discussions regarding specific species-trait technical questions. Any responses to the above message, can be sent directly to Ratan...Moderator].