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Mailing Address:
The Robert H. Smith Institute of
Plant Sciences and Genetics
in Agriculture
POB 12, Rehovot 76100, Israel

Administrator: Anat Gazit Booton 
Tel: 972-8-948-9251,
Fax: 972-8-948-9899,
E-mail: anatg@savion.huji.ac.il

Director: Prof. David Weiss
Tel: 972-8-948-9436
Fax: 972-8-948-9899
E-mail: david.weiss@mail.huji.ac.il

 

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Research Projects

Current Major Research Projects:

  • Heat tolerance: Inducing heat tolerance in broilers by genes responsible for reduced feather coverage (naked-neck) or for featherless chickens (scaleless).
  • Ascites: Studying the genetic control of resistance versus susceptibility to the ascites syndrome, and related effects on physiological parameters and on economically important performance traits. Selecting broilers for resistance to the ascites syndrome.

Prof. Avigdor Cahaner

 

Research Interest

Quantitative genetics; theoretical and practical aspects of genotype-by-environment (GxE) interactions in meat-type chickens (broilers); breeding for sustainability by improving adaptation of broilers to sub-optimal conditions through genetic manipulation of metabolic, physiological and immunological functions; utilization of DNA markers in quantitative genetics studies and in practical breeding.

Avigdor Cahaner

Prof. Avigdor Cahaner

Emeritus
Tel: +972-(0)8-9489214 | Fax: +972-(0)8-9489432 | Mobile: +972-(0)54-8820091
Quantitative genetics; genotype-by-environment interaction(GxE); chicken breeding, DNA markers, heat tolerance, ascites, immune response, fat deposition, water consumption and feed efficiency.