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Project No: AP10/1/2

Title: Maintenance of Angora goat herds as reference herds for a biological bank for Angora goats in South Africa
Project Leader: Dr M.A. Snyman Starting date: January 2005
Partners: Closing date: Indefinite
Objectives: * To maintain the current Angora herds at the Jansenville Experimental Station
* To maintain private herds of participating breeders
* To collect production and reproduction data on all animals in the participating herds
* To store blood samples and extracted DNA samples of all animals
* To create and maintain a database with all relevant genetic, production and reproduction data
* To make these resources available for qualifying researchers in South Africa for genomic and other research studies or projects
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Author Year Title Publication
Visser C, Snyman MA, Van Marle-K๖ster E, Bovenhuis H 2009 Genetic parameters for physical and quality traits of mohair in South African Angora goats. Small Ruminant Research 87 : 27-32
Storbeck K-H, Swart AC, Snyman MA, Swart P 2008 Two CYP17 genes in the South African Angora goat (Capra hircus). The identification of three genotypes that differ in copy number and steroidogenic output. FEBS Journal 275 : 3934-3943