Quantifying the Effect of Nutrient-Gene Interaction in Utero in Key Tissues Instrumental to Productivity and Sustainability of the Beef Industry
University of South Australia
Australian Research Council Linkage Funding
Dr Viv E Perry, Prof Raymond J Rodgers & Prof Isabella C McMillen
Ridley Agri-products & S Kidman & Co Ltd
The cattle industry occupies 43 per cent of the land mass and provides 13 per cent of rural employment. Nutritional insult in utero affects postnatal reproductive and production traits in cattle and imposes epigenetic modifications. This project investigates the effect upon genes affecting appetite, ovarian development, adipogenesis, myogenesis and post natal growth.