Projets de recherche récents

Enhancing production in mink through advanced genomics

2018/19-2019/20 • $370,691 • PI,CO
Together, the mink industry in Canada and the United States add more than $4 billion to the North American economy each year, and $1 billion to the Canadian economy alone. The Canadian fur industry accounts for approximately 60,000 jobs across the country and North America is the fourth largest...

Using genomics to understand the genetic architecture of tolerance to Aleutian disease in mink

2018/19-2019/20 • $58,000 • PI
Aleutian disease (AD) caused by the Aleutian mink disease virus, is the most economically significant disease impacting mink (Neovison vison) production in Canada and worldwide. The costs of AD to the Canadian mink producers is over a million dollars annually in testing and loss of herds....