In vitro produced embryos are not marketed frozen due to special conditions that render them unable to survive after freezing. Technology used for embryos in co-cultures will be improved and applied to a simple, semi-defined medium.
A new synthetic chinese-european line will be selected and developed. A programme of research on molecular genetics will make it possible to identify different genes which can be candidates for the characters of reproduction and meat quality.
The aim of the project is to develop the selection of an iberian and a duroc breed for improving the final cross product and the pure nucleus profitability. To reach this objective, new genetic models, using quantitative genetic and marker technology, must be adapted at the selection level.
To develop a software to quantify testicular echotexture, and to integrate it inside an ultrasound scanner, in order to provide a tool that will allow veterinarians and animal breeders to predict breeding potential of males.
Antibiotic resistance is a global concern developed by the generalised use of antibiotics in animal medicine. Alternative methods to inhibit bacterial growth are needed, so, new technologies to obtain free antibiotic porcine semen doses for artificial insemination will be developed.