2 Works

Adaptive potential of Coffea canephora from Uganda in response to climate change

Sinara De Aquino, Catherine Kiwuka, Rémi Tournebize, Pierre Marraccini, Cédric Mariac, Kévin Bethune, Marie Couderc, Philippe Cubry, Alan Andrade, Maud Lepelley, Olivier Darracq, Dominique Crouzillat, Niels Anten, Pascal Musoli, Stéphanie Manel, Olivier François, Yves Vigouroux, Alexandre De Kochko, Clément Gain & Valérie Poncet
Understanding vulnerabilities of plant populations to climate change could help preserve their biodiversity and reveal new elite parents for future breeding programs. To this end, landscape genomics is a useful approach for assessing putative adaptations to future climatic conditions, especially in long-lived species such as trees. We conducted a population genomics study of 207 Coffea canephora trees from seven forests along different climate gradients in Uganda. For this, we sequenced 323 candidate genes involved in...

Data from: A mix of old British and modern European breeds: Genomic prediction of breed composition of smallholder pigs in Uganda

Brian Martin Babigumira, Johann Sölkner, Gábor Mészáros, Christina Pfeiffer, Craig R. G. Lewis, Emily Awuor Ouma, Maria Wurzinger & Karen Marshall
Pig herds in Africa comprise genotypes ranging from local ecotypes to commercial breeds. Many animals are composites of these two types and the best levels of crossbreeding for particular production systems are largely unknown. These pigs are managed without structured breeding programs and inbreeding is potentially limiting. The objective of this study was to quantify ancestry contributions and inbreeding levels in a population of smallholder pigs in Uganda. The study was set in the districts...

Registration Year

  • 2022

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • National Agricultural Research Organisation
  • International Livestock Research Institute
  • Wageningen University & Research
  • University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences