Dr C Visser
Teaching focus: General animal science and animal breeding - focus on applied animal breeding
Research focus: The genetic improvement of small-stock, mainly using molecular techniques. Current projects include:Increasing genetic progress in SA Angora goats through improved pedigree integrity; Genetic diversity in South African dairy goats; Investigating the polymorphicity of the KAP8 gene in SA Angora goats; Verification of the 50k Goat SNP chip in the SA Angora goat; The effect of dietary energy on the reproductive development of Land in goats in Mozambique.
Community involvement: Vice-president of the International Goat Association
Registered as a Professional Animal Scientist at SACNASP
Board member of the SASAS Northern branch
Publications 2015: van Marle-Koster E, Visser C, Makgahlela M, Cloete S. Genomic technologies for food security: A review of challenges and opportunities in Southern Africa. FOOD RESEARCH INTERNATIONAL, 76, 971-979.
Bosman L, van MarleKoster E, Visser C. Genetic diversity of South African dairy goats for genetic management and improvement. SMALL RUMINANT RESEARCH, 123, 224–231.
Garritsen C, van MarleKoster E, Snyman M, Visser C. The impact of DNA parentage verification on breeding value estimation in South African Angora goats. SMALL RUMINANT RESEARCH, 124, 30–37.
Lashmar SF, Visser C, van Marle-Koster E. Validation of the 50k Illumina goat SNP chip in the South African Angora goat. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, 45, 1, 56-59.
Mostert BE, van Marle-Koster E, Visser C, Oosthuizen MC. Genetic analysis of pre-weaning survival and inbreeding in the Boxer dog breed of South Africa. SOUTH AFRICAN JOURNAL OF ANIMAL SCIENCE, 45, 5
Tel: +27 12 420 3268
Fax: +27 12 420 3290
Email: [email protected]
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