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The final results of the SABRE project have been published

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 Pig Genome Sequence Minimize


SABRE’s Work Package 3 (Genomics and Bioinformatics) and the Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute made substantial contributions towards 6x coverage of Pig Chromosomes SSC7 and SSC14. Latest progress towards the pig genome can be viewed by clicking on the image above.


 SABRE - Cutting Edge Genomics for Sustainable Animal Breeding Minimize
Diagram2.jpg Thirty six leading animal breeding research groups and businesses joined forces in “SABRE – Cutting Edge Genomics for Sustainable Animal Breeding”. SABRE was an innovative 4.5 year, €23 million pan-European project which utilised the latest techniques in genetic science to develop more economically and environmentally sustainable production systems for cattle, pigs and chickens.

Led by the UK-based Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network, the integrated SABRE project, which commenced in April 2006, was made possible by a major grant from the EU Sixth Framework Programme.

SABRE was designed to provide a range of new breeding strategies to improve animal health and welfare; reduce chemical and energy inputs; minimise livestock waste and pollution; and, maximise food safety and quality.

The work programme, involving almost 200 scientists in 14 countries, was divided into 12 research, development and communication packages. These harnessed key areas of emerging genomic and epigenetic science to generate new knowledge and apply it in practical breeding improvement strategies throughout Europe.

The mammary gland, the digestive system and fertility were the focus of separate basic research packages, with more applied research aimed at enhancing eggshell quality for food safety; improving animal behaviour linked to welfare; and eliminating boar taint in pigmeat.


 SABRE Posters Minimize

Sabre Project Poster - Pdf Download


 Co-ordinator Minimize

Co-ordinator: Chris Warkup

Biosciences KTN,
The Roslin Institute,
Easter Bush, EH25 9RG, 

t: 44 (0)131 651 7334
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SABRE [Cutting-Edge Genomics for Sustainable Animal Breeding] is an Integrated Project supported by funding under the 6th Research Framework Programme of the European Union European Commission, Directorate E03 – Security of food production systems. Scientific Officers: 1 April 2006-15 February 2007: John Claxton. From 16 February 2007: Jean-Charles Cavitte.

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