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National Institute of Science and Technology Genetic and Health Information of Brazilian Animal Production Management committee Rômulo Cerqueira Leite (Coordenador) Concepta Margaret McManus - Pimentel (Vice-coordenadora) Janaína de Paula Coelho Marc Henry Denise Aparecida Andrade de Oliveira Main researchers Romário Cerqueira Leite, João Paulo Haddad, Denise Aparecida Andrade de Oliveira, Helder Louvandini, Hélio Vilela Barbosa Júnior, Ana Cláudia Pinto Cottorelllo, Cristiano Barros de Melo, Nelson Rodrigues da Silva Martins, Concepta Margareth McManus Pimentel, Martinho de Almeida e Silva, Vera Fernanda Martins Hossepian de Lima, Daniel Crepaldi, Marc Henry, Andrea Micke Moreno, Otávio Mitio Ohashi, Josiane Tavares de Abreu Main research topics The institute´s main objective is create and maintain an up-to-date data bank of information which characterizes Brazilian animal production. The aim is to create a network of laboratories in national territory which together develop, innovate and execute methods and means to maintain and make available information which characterize diverse systems of production of animals of economic interest. As such, the INCT is working in the following areas: Characterization of geographic distribution of different production systems, genetic characterization of species and breeds, studies on prevalence and spatial distribution of infectious and parasite diseases. Molecular genotyping for characterization of reference strains will be carried out as well as processes for genetic certification of products of animal origin, selection assisted by markers and animal genetic forensics. Summary of achievements and perspectives The network of laboratories which support the INCT is being expanded. The studies began with the geographical characterization of animal production systems. The municipal index of beef cattle production development and aquatic organisms is in final phase of processing. Data on swine and dairy cattle production are being developed. Thereafter the indices for poultry, sheep, goats, buffaloes and horses as well as other systems will be developed. Together with these indices, another front is collecting and cataloging all available information on the incidence and prevalence of infectious diseases in Brazil as well as genetic characterization of species of interest. The genetic characterization of some breeds of sheep, goats and horses has been carried out where along with genetic evaluations, heat and parasite tolerance was characterized. The results of geomapping of production systems will lead the way for new studies. The genetic identification (barcode) of fish in the São Francisco river basin, is also underway with 107 species already identified and another 143 in analysis. Genetic tests were developed to detect fraud in milk products of buffalo origin. The INCT also developed techniques for genetic identification of several fish species in natura, filleted and in posts for

fraud detection. The continuous actualization of the information bank is the challenge for the INCT Genetic and Health Information of Brazilian Animal Production. Main publications Abreu, U.G.P.; McManus, C.; Santos, S.A. Cattle ranching, conservationa nd transhumance in the Brazilian Pantanal. Pastoralism: research, policy, practice , v. 1, p. 99-114, 2010. Castanheira, M.; Paiva, S.R.; Louvandini, H.; Landim, A.V.; Fiorvanti, M.C.S.; Paludo, G.R.; Dallago, B.S.L.; McManus, C. M. Multivariate analysis for characteristics of heat tolerance in horses in Brazil. Tropical Animal Health and Production , v. 42, p. 185, 2010. Lopes, L. B.; Oliveira Junior, A. C.; Melo, C.B.; McManus, C.; Leite, R. C. Effect of Leptospira sp. infection on reproductive efficiency of a crossbreed cattle herd in the south of Bahia State, Brazil. Rev. Bras. Med. Vet. , v. 32, p. 51-54, 2010. Souza Junior, M. F.; Lobato, Z. I. P.; Pires, Prhiscylla Sadanã; Silva, R. O. S.; Salvarani, F. M.; Assis, R. A; Lobato, F. C. F. Padronização da titulação da toxina épsilon de Clostridium perfringens tipo D em linhagem contínua de células como alternativa ao bioensaio animal. Ciência Rural (UFSM. Impresso), v. 40, p. 600-603, 2010. Abreu JT, Mourão M.M, Santos C.E, Veloso C.J.M, Resende J.S, Flatschart R.B, Flatschart ÁV-F, Júnior SN, Santoro M.M, Mendes A.C.R, Franco G.R, Silva A., Campos A.B, Fernandez S. Molecular studies of the Brazilian infectious bronchitis vírus isolates. Submetido 31/01/2010. Braz. J. Poultry Sci. Rajão, D.S., Bastianetto, E., Reis, J.K.P., Oliveira, D.A.A., Lago, L.A., Leite, R.C. Estudo da infecçãopelo vírus da leucose bovina em bublinos (Bubalus bubalis) no Estado de MInas Gerais. Rev. Bras. Med. Vet., v.32, n.1, p.42-45, 2010. Contacts Telefone: 55 31 3409-2073 E-mail: inctigspb@gmail.com Endereço: Avenida Antônio Carlos, 6627, Pampulha - Belo Horizonte Minas Gerais CEP: 30123-970 / Caixa Postal 567 Site: www.animal.unb.br

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