African cattle: Scientists identify new genetic traits

Updated April 14 2021 - 11:44pm, first published September 29 2020 - 1:00am
Genetic traits enabling African cattle to survive blistering heat, drought and advancing diseases have been revealed.
Genetic traits enabling African cattle to survive blistering heat, drought and advancing diseases have been revealed.

SCIENTISTS have revealed of a new set of detailed genetic traits in African cattle that provide heat and drought tolerance, control inflammation and tick infestations, and resistance to devastating livestock diseases including trypanosomiasis.

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