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Botswana College of Agriculture
Private Bag 0027
Gaborone, Botswana
Phone: +267 - 3650100
Fax: +267 - 3928753
www . bca . bw
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The Department of Animal Science Production is made up of five units, Animal Clinic, Diagnostic Lab, Field Lab, Nutritional Lab and Student Enterprise Project

Department of Animal Science and Production

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Dr Patrick M. Kgwatalala (Lecturer)

Department of Animal Science and Production

Private Bag 0027

Gaborone

Tel: +267 3650206 Fax: +267 3928753E-mail: pkgwatal@yahoo.com or pkgwatal@bca.bw

Academic Qualifications

PhD-(Animal Science- Molecular Genetics), McGill University, 2008.
MSc-(Animal Science- Breeding and Genetics), University of Nebraska, 2002. ,
BSc- (Agriculture), University of Botswana, 1997.

Research Interests

  • DNA polymorphisms in genes influencing economic traits
  • Applications of DNA polymorphisms in marker-assisted selection
  • Phenotypic and genetic characterization of indigenous livestock species

Selected Publications

  • Kgwatalala P. M. , Ibeagha-Awemu E. M., Mustafa A. F., Zhao X. 2009. Influence of stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 (SCD1) genotype and stage of lactation on fatty acid composition of Canadian Jersey cows. J. Dairy Sci. 92:1220-1228.
  • Kgwatalala P. M. , Ibeagha-Awemu E. M., Hayes J. F. Zhao X. 2009. Stearoyl-CoAdesaturase 1 (SCD1) 3'UTR SNPs and their influence on milk fatty acid composition of Canadian Holstein cows. J. Anim. Breed. Genet. 126:394-403.
  • Kgwatalala P. M ., Ibeagha-Awemu E. M., Mustafa A. F., Zhao X. 2009. Stearoyl-CoA desaturase 1 genotype and stage of lactation influence milk fatty acid composition of Canadian Holstein cows. Anim. Genet. 40:609-615.
  • Ibeagha-Awemu E. M., Kgwatalala P.M, Zhao X. 2008. A critical analysis of production-associated DNA polymorphisms in the genes of cattle, goat, sheep and pig. Mamm. Genome.19:591-617 a
  • Kgwatalala P. M. , Ibeagha-Awemu E. M., Hayes J. F., Zhao X. 2007. Single nucleotide polymorphisms in the open reading frame of the stearoyl-CoA desaturase gene and the resulting genetic variants in Canadian Holstein and Jersey cows. DNA Sequence. 18:357-362.
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