African cattle: Scientists identify new genetic traits

Updated April 14 2021 - 1:44pm, first published September 28 2020 - 3:00pm
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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