population survey and genetic characterization of muturu cattle in

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POPULATION SURVEY AND GENETIC CHARACTERIZATION
OF MUTURU CATTLE IN NIGERIA
A Research Proposal Submitted to the
Livestock Production Research Committee,
Institute of Food Security, Environmental
Resources and Agricultural Research
INTRODUCTION
• Muturu: Bos taurus brachyceros
• Trypanotolerant
• Endangered: Dwindling population
– decreased from 57,000 in 1977 to 38,000 in 1984
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Adapted to sedentary farming
Biodiversity enhancement through conservation
Best bet for cattle production in Mandate States
Study aimed at understanding population
dynamics (Number, Herd Structure, etc.)
Objectives of study
• To undertake a detailed population survey of
Muturu cattle breed in South and North
Central regions of Nigeria.
• To obtain information on some reproductive
traits of economic importance.
• To determine the incidence of trypanosome
infection in the breed.
• To undertake genetic characterization of the
breed using blood protein variants.
METHODOLOGY
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Muturu population survey
Haematological Analysis
Prevalence of trypanosome infection
Genomics studies
Statistical analysis
Table 1: Time-line Chart
Main
activity
Phase 1
Population
survey and
collection of
blood
samples
Sub activity
- Location of existing Muturu
Herd in the South-West and
collection of blood samples
- Location of existing Muturu
Herd in the South-East and
collection of blood samples
- Location of existing Muturu
Herd in the South-South and
collection of blood samples
- Location of existing Muturu
Herd in the North Central and
collection of blood samples
Phase 11
Sample
collation and
processing
- Population summary, Analysis
of samples for haematological
and biochemical parameters
- Statistical analysis
- Seminar/Conference
Phase III
DNA Analysis
- Genotyping of blood samples
Ma
r
Ap
r
Ma
y
Year 2010
Jun Jul Au Se
g
pt
Oct
No
v
De
c
Budget
Item
1. Transportation/accommodation/feeding for 4 persons during field
survey
2. 200 EDTA tubes/syringes and needles for collection of blood samples
3. Kits for analysis of haematological indices and biochemical parameters
4. 1 large/2 small coolers for field storage of samples
5. Ice block for storage of samples in the field
6. 3 litres of methylated spirit
7. 1 roll of cotton wool
8. 2 packs of hand gloves
9. Remunerations to farmers/Extension agents from ADPs as need may
arise
10. GIS set
11. *DNA analysis
Total
Cost (N)
200,000.00
20,000.00
84,000.00
8,000.00
5,000.00
2,000.00
500.00
2,000.00
20,000.00
40,000.00
381,500.00
Project team
S/N
1
Name
Prof. O.A. Osinowo
2
3
Prof. O.M.
Onagbesan
Dr. I.J. James
4
Dr. M.N. Bemji
5
6
7
Dr. M.I. Takeet
Mr. J. Oyedepo
Mr. O. Omire
8
Dr. O. Ngozi
Discipline
Animal
physiology
Reproductive
physiology
Lactation
Physiology
Animal genetics
& Breeding
Parasitology
GIS
Postgraduate
student
Postgraduate
student
Phone No
08033187110
E-mail address
[email protected]
08077766064
[email protected]
08060672833
[email protected]
08035397059
[email protected]
08037872682
08032485583
08076434738
07059211643
References
Jabbar, M.A. and Diedhiou, M.L. 2001. Does breed matter to cattle farmers
and buyers? Evidence from West Africa. FEEM Working Paper No.
110.2001. http://ssrn.com/abstract =297082.
Raymond, M. and Rousset, F. 2001. Population genetics software and
ecumenicism. J. Heredity 86, 248-249,
http:/wbiomed.curtin.edu.au/genepop/.
Rege, J.E.O., Aboagye, G.S. and Tawah, C.L. 1994a. Shorthorn cattle of West
and Central Africa. I. Origin, distribution, classification and population
statistics. FAO Corporate Document Repository – Identification and
characterization of West African Shorthorn Cattle. World Animal Review,
78.
Rege, J.E.O., Aboagye, G.S. and Tawah, C.L. 1994b. Shorthorn cattle of West
and Central Africa. IV. Production characteristics. FAO Corporate
Document Repository – Identification and characterization of West African
Shorthorn Cattle. World Animal Review, 78.

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