>>
Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Ram breeders urged to complete pigmented-fibre test survey

Ram breeders urged to complete pigmented-fibre test survey

28
Nov '08
Ram breeders can take part in a new initiative to help detect one of the genes responsible for recessive black pigmentation in sheep.

Pigmented fibre is a major contaminant of white fleece and pelts which costs the sheep industry millions of dollars a year in lost revenue.

Studs are being sought to participate in the online survey, run by SheepGenomics (AWI and MLA), to provide valuable data for the next stage of the development of an Agouti DNA test.

The DNA-based test follows the identification by CSIRO Livestock Industries (CLI) project leader Dr Belinda Norris of the Agouti gene variants causing white and black sheep. This research project was co-funded by the former Sheep CRC, AWI and MLA through the SheepGenomics program.

CLI have applied this knowledge in the development of a DNA-based test capable of identifying the majority of Agouti carriers. During the last 12 months CLI researcher Dr John Henshall has shown that by using pedigree data as well as the test, the majority of white sheep that do not carry an Agouti pigment-causing allele can be distinguished from those that do.

“The Agouti gene is a significant discovery that will save the wool industry millions of dollars,” said CLI's Dr Belinda Norris.

The Agouti test does not cover all forms of pigmented-fibre expression in sheep, as the other forms are controlled by different genetic mechanisms.

The test has undergone a first phase of validation in industry flocks and a commercialisation plan is being developed through SheepGenomics for delivery to industry.

Estimates of Agouti pigmentation frequency in the Australian sheep populations indicate that simple culling of pigmented sheep has little effect on eliminating these unwanted alleles from flocks.

While breeders have assiduously culled pigmented sheep out of the national flock for many decades, it is estimated that up to 15 per cent of the sheep population still carry the Agouti gene.

“This is not surprising given that the majority of pigmentation alleles are recessive and hence, white carrier animals don't display the pigmented phenotype,” said Dr Graham Cam, AWI's Project Manager Molecular Genetics.

“A highly prized ram unknowingly carrying the Agouti recessive allele can pass it on to 50 per cent of its progeny and produce pigmented offspring if mated to Agouti-carrier ewes in the breeding flock."

“Commercialising the Agouti test will provide woolgrowers and Merino breeders with an important tool for eliminating pigmented fibre from the clip,” said Dr Cam.

Australian Wool Innovation (AWI)


Must ReadView All

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 21st May 2022

China-S Korea trade exceeds $360 bn; 2-way investment crosses $100 bn

China-South Korea bilateral trade has exceeded $360 billion,...

Pic: Shutterstock

Apparel/Garments | On 21st May 2022

India’s RMG exports surged 16.4% in April 2022 in value terms

India's readymade garment (RMG) exports have registered a growth of...

Pic: Shutterstock

Textiles | On 20th May 2022

China reiterates call for tariffs cut after US official’s statement

After US treasury secretary Janet Yellen called for tariffs cuts on...

Interviews View All

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Quality & affordability to affect market acceptability of new fibres

Textile Industry, Head honchos

Textile Industry
Head honchos

Liquidity is a primary issue in Indian context

Vandana Narang, National Institute of Fashion Technology

Vandana Narang
National Institute of Fashion Technology

Campus placements are low due to lockdowns

Vikash & Vishal Pacheriwal,

Vikash & Vishal Pacheriwal

Launched in 2018, Raisin is a contemporary fusion fashion brand that aims...

Atul Ganatra,

Atul Ganatra

<div>Engaged in providing a wide range of services to the entire cotton...

Akram Tariq Khan,

Akram Tariq Khan

E-commerce brand YourLibaas meaning "garment or attire" in Udru, was...

Silverio Baranzano, Fitesa

Silverio Baranzano
Fitesa

Fitesa is a leader in the nonwoven fabrics industry, specialising in...

Jacques Prigneaux, EDANA

Jacques Prigneaux
EDANA

EDANA has been the leading global association and voice of the nonwovens...

Dave Rousse, INDA

Dave Rousse
INDA

INDA, a global association of the nonwoven fabrics industry, has been...

Manish Malhotra, Label Manish Malhotra

Manish Malhotra
Label Manish Malhotra

A multitalented designer and founder of an eponymous label, Manish...

Dahlia Razzrook, Label - Dahlia Razzook

Dahlia Razzrook
Label - Dahlia Razzook

London based designer, <b>Dahlia Razook</b> known for her luxury...

Marylin Fitoussi, Netflix Show - Emily In Paris

Marylin Fitoussi
Netflix Show - Emily In Paris

Netflix’s renowned show Emily in Paris’s costume designer Marylin Fitoussi ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

Leave your Comments

ESTEEMED CLIENTS

The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Green Fibre
Alix Partners
Seasalt Limited
Colours India Inc
Sainsbury's Argos Asia Limited
G.A.S. unternehmenskommunikation gmbh
Landmark Group
EMBEE CORPORATION
Bluesign Technologies Ag
APLF Limited
Kornit Digital Asia Pacific Ltd
DuPont de Nemours, Inc.,
Centric Software
Alison Hayes Romania
Puma
SUZHOU TUE HI-TECH NONWOVEN MACHINERY CO.,LTD
JES MEDIA, INC
UBM China (Shanghai)
Infor (Hong Kong) Limited
Dow Silicones Corporation
T.T. Limited
Jiangsu Yingyang Nonwoven Machinery Company Limited
BIRLA CENTURY A DIVISION OF CENTURY TEXTILES AND INDUSTRIES
Gloria Jeans
EPCH
Walmart
Target Corporation (MN)
BIMBA ;& LOLA SL
BTSR International S.P.A.
Meera Dyestuff Industries
Karl Mayer Textilmaschinenfabrik GmbH
ITMA Services Pte Ltd
Splash
LC Waikiki
Itema Weaving (India) Private Limited
Rayonese Textile Inc., Division de Culp Inc.
Under Armour Global Sourcing Ltd
Datacolor AG Europe
Cat Tuong Real Estate Group Joint Stock Company
Saurer Textile Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft
Xtema - Thomas Lebherz Textilmaschinen
THE BOMBAY DYEING ;& MFG.CO. LTD
GERBER TECHNOLOGY LTD.
Officina Meccanica Dora Enrico Srl
Inter Expo Center Ltd.
Benetton Group
Varner AS Retail
Groz-Beckert KG
Amazon China
NITI Aayog
Nihalani Events Management
Pt. Peraga Nusantara Jaya Sakti
Brandix Lanka Limited
Babyshop
Applied DNA Sciences Inc
Groz-Beckert East Asia LLP
Sportswear Company Spa
Midas Clothing Limited
Mayer & Cie. GmbH & Co. KG
FULGAR SpA
Arvind Limited
IDH – The Sustainable Trade Initiative
SYNERGIES HONG KONG LIMITED
Calvin Klein
Lottmann Communications
Italian Trade Commission
Deckers Outdoor (Guangzhou) Consultant Co., LTD.
Aquarelle Clothing Limited
Etam Group Strategy Hong Kong Limited
Tory Burch Hong Kong Ltd
Shanghai  Aige Exhibition Service Co., Ltd
Tommy Hilfiger
Datatex Consulting Srl
Boardriders Asia Sourcing Limited
Eurofins BLC Leather Technology Centre Ltd
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Aleph Srl
KIABI
G-Star Raw C.V.
USTER
The Top Form Brassiere Manufacturing Company Limited
Vianney Textil Hogar S.A. De C.V.
Asos
Rieter India Private Limited
MAS Active / MAS Kreeda / MAS Bodyline
Sateri (Jiujiang) Fiber Co.,Ltd
Flainox S.r.l.
Gatsby Africa
NV Michel Van de Wiele
Newtech Textile Technology Development (Shanghai) Company Limited
Desigual - ABASIC, S.A.
Coats Digital Limited
Mesdan SPA
Guess Europe Sagl,
Gokaldas Exports Limited
Performance Days
H;&M Hennes ;& Mauritz (Far East) Ltd
Tchibo GmbH
Indofil Industries Limited - Specialty & Performance Chemicals Division
Thermore (Far East) Ltd.
CGS Inc.
BTC Textiles LLC
Recron Polyester from Reliance Industries Limited
Lisa S.P.A.
IKEA of Sweden AB
J ;& P Coats
IIGM Private Limited
Comasia Limited
PVH Corporation
Gap International Sourcing Limited
Shima Seiki Mfg. Ltd.
Messe Duesseldorf
Marzoli Machines Textile s.r.l.
Zünd Systemtechnik AG
The LYCRA Company Singapore  Pte. Ltd
Brückner Trockentechnik GmbH & Co. KG
Lululemon Athletica Inc
KAS Direct Sourcing
X-Rite Asia Pacific Limited (HK)
Tuyap Tum Fuarcilik Yapim A.S.
VNU Exhibitions Asia
DyStar India Pvt. Ltd
Tradewind International Servicing
Haelixa AG
China World International Exhibition Company Limited
Equinox Impex India
Lenzing Aktiengesellschaft - India
Taiwan Textile Federation (TTF)
Huntsman (Singapore) Pte Ltd
Kern – Liebers Textile
Chico’ FAS
BRINKMANN GMBH
Telangana State Industrial Infrastructure Corporation Limited (TSllC Ltd)
GHCL LIMITED
Chori Company Limited
Indo Tex
Reiter India Private Limited
Restoque S.A.
John Varvatos
GIOVANNI BOZZETTO S.p.A.
Sportmaster Ltd.
N9 World Technologies Private Limited
CSGIA(China Screen Printing & Graphic Imaging Association)
SHAHI Exports Pvt Ltd
Lectra Technologies India Pvt Ltd.
FESPA (Reigate)
Helly Hansen Far East Ltd
EUROVET ASIA LTD
International Sourcing Expo Australia
OVS Hong Kong Sourcing Ltd.
Maceton Limited
K AND D ITMACH EXPOSITIONS LLP
Jindal Worldwide Limited
Palexpo SA
Thai Trade Center
Truetzschler India Private Limited
C;&A Sourcing International Ltd
Istanbul Fuarcilik A.S.
Hela Clothing Pvt Ltd
Rosset ;& Cia Limited
HYOSUNG CORPORATION INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED
COTTON COUNCIL INTERNATIONAL
Page Industries Limited (Bangalore)
Permoda(Koaj/Armi/Pronto/Bkul)
Phong Phu international JSC (PPJ)
Hirdaramani International Export Private Limited
Stahl Holdings B.V.,
Esprit Europe Services GmbH
IFF Media Ag - International Media Services
Copenhagen Fashion Summit
H. Stoll AG & Company KG
Messe Frankfurt Exhibition GmbH
Lifestyle
ZAITEX spa
Grasim Industries Limited
Thai Acrylic Fibre Company Limited
Decathlon
TESCO INTERNATIONAL SOURCING LIMITED
Nandan Denim Limited
Savio Macchine Tessili S.P.A.
Loris Bellini S.r.l.
Lacoste (Wanchai)
Eastman Chemical Company
Vardhman Textile Ltd
TEXVALLEY MARKET LIMITED
Bluestem Global Sourcing Limited
BIANCA
Color Service s.r.l.
International Textile Manufacturers Federation
Aramark Uniform ;& Career Apparel, LLC
Weitmann & Konrad GmbH & Co. KG
TÜYAP IHTISAS FUARLARI A.S.
Woolmark Services India Pvt. Ltd.
Abit
TESTEX AG, Swiss Textile Testing Institute
Zydex Industries

May 2022

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Advanced Search