George Foxcroft

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NSERC EmbryoGENE Strategic Network

2010/11-2013/14 • $3,452,850 • PI,CO
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Integrated studies on embryonic survival and prenatal development in swine

2010/11-2012/13 • $219,000 • PI,CO
Prenatal programming of variability in postnatal growth performance in swine as an economically important aspect of "phenotypic plasticity". Lifetime production potential in livestock species is ultimately controlled by the interaction between the highly selected genotype of an animal and its...

Application of reproductive technologies to improve the utilization of superior sires in the pork production industry

2011/12-2012/13 • $60,000 • PI,CO
The use of artificial insemination (AI) has had a major impact on genetic improvement in the swine industry. However, unlike other livestock industries (e.g. dairy), Canadian pork production has not fully realized the genetic gains and strategic advantages that AI can provide. This is due to: 1)...

Ozone free box for microarray based functional genomics studies

2010/11 • $22,227 • PI,CO
High throughput functional genomics and proteomics studies are the major focus of the research conducted in a multi-user Agricultural Genomics and Proteomics Unit (AGP Unit) in the Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science. Various researchers from The Alberta Ingenuity Centre for...