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Epigenetic and behaviour analysis

Epigenetic regulation of gene expression may have a siginifcant impact on numerous traits inlcuding wool production. This investment examines the potential influence of shearing frequency (twice shorn versus single shorn) on epigenetic gene expression regulation in a Merino sheep flock. The trial uses a flock representing a variety of commercially relevant bloodlines and different ewe ages.

Project date

3 Jan 2019-30 Jun 2020

Principal investigator

Edward Narayan

Project led by

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)

Australian Wool Innovation is a not-for-profit enterprise that conducts research, development and marketing along the worldwide supply chain for Australian …

  • Location

    Australia

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Focus areas

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