A UAB team has developed a digital plant epidermis atlas, the first consultation tool of its type to exist until now, which will allow to advance in the research of the diets of herbivores. This open database shows the images of 400 plant species obtained through optical microscope.
Researchers from the UAB and from the CRAG recently participated in the most complete donkey genome study ever conducted, in which researchers verified that the domestication process occurred in northeastern Africa some 6000 years ago and that the human preference for intense coat colours favoured the selection of a gene regulating pigmentation in both donkeys and horses.
The European LoupO project has been launched. This comprehensive and standardised plan monitors and follows bear and wolf populations with the aim of protecting and improving biodiversity on both sides of the Pyrenees. The project is coordinated by the UAB.
The ClearFarm project will design a sensor-based platform capable of informing on the state of welfare of farm animals. It will thus help producers optimise the production process and consumers have more information on the origins of these animal products.