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.
The aim is to select clones for chestnut trees that are resistant to chestnut ink disease, characterize the resistance sources and develop vegetal multiplication techniques for the selected clones.
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.
Development of a non-traumatic and non-stress technique to artificially inseminate ewe.
Investigation and optimisation of different biotechnological methods to breed fruit tree species that are fundamentally different to existing ones in order to produce large quantities of species fit for commerce.
Valorisation of mushroom by-products by means of developing a technological process that allows their use in food products and in sustainable animal feed additives.
To develop an efficient technique to inseminate nuliparous and multiparous sows. We propose the use of an easy to use transcervical catheter, a reduced insemination dose and a single insemination per estrus.
Transcervical insemination (tc-ai) in swine is successful with the easy-use catheter magaplus. To complete the new tc-ai system we will design: 1. A specific packing system and/or an applicator for sperm doses. 2. A device to fix the catheter during the slowest inseminations.
Homogeneous and quality results in cross-breeding pigs with the goals of investigating the homogeneity and quality of herdability genetic characteristics in three cross-breeding pigs.
Improvement of fertility and prolificness in swine reproduction. Evaluation of genetic factors and animal welfare that affect the semen quality of males in artificial insemination centres and embryo mortality in sow farms.