List of participants
Related websites
List of breeds
List of microsatellites markers
List of publications
Members of the Econogene Consortium



Full papers

Joost, S., Kalbermatten, M., Bonin, A. (2008) Spatial Analysis Method (SAM): a software tool combining molecular and environmental data to identify candidate loci for selection, Molecular Ecology Resources, 8:957–960.

Joost, S., Bonin, A., Taberlet, P., Caloz, R., Econogene Consortium (2008) Un rôle pour la science de l'information géographique en écologie moléculaire: la détection de régions du génome soumises à la sélection naturelle, Revue Internationale de Géomatique, 2:215.237.

Naderi, Saeid; Hamid-Reza Rezaei, Pierre Taberlet, Stéphanie Zundel, Seyed-Abbas Rafat, Hamid-Reza Naghash, Mohamed A. A. El-Barody, Okan Ertugrul, François Pompanon, and for the Econogene Consortium (2007) Large-Scale Mitochondrial DNA Analysis of the Domestic Goat Reveals Six Haplogroups with High Diversity, PLoS One, 2(10): e1012.

Joost, S., Bonin, A., Bruford, M.W., Després, L., Conord, C., Erhardt, G., Taberlet, P., Econogene Consortium (2007) A Spatial Analysis Method (SAM) to detect candidate loci for selection: towards a landscape genomics approach to adaptation, Molecular Ecology, 16:3955–3969.

Bertaglia, M., Joost, S., Roosen, J., and the Econogene Consortium (2007) Identifying European Marginal Areas in the Context of Local Sheep and Goat Breeds Conservation: A Geographic Information System Approach, Agricultural Systems, 94:657-670.

Peter, Ch., Bruford, M., Perez, T., Dalamitra, S., Hewitt, G., Erhardt, G., and the Econogene Consortium (2007) Genetic diversity and subdivision of 57 European and Middle-Eastern sheep breeds. Animal Genetics 38:37–44.

Niznikowski, R., Lühken, G., Strzelec, E., Lipsky, S., Popielarczyk, D., Erhardt, G. and the ECONOGENE Consortium (2006) Polimorfizm genu PRNP w kodonach 136, 154 i 171 u polskich ras owiec (PRNP gene polymorphism in 136, 154 and 171 codons in Polish sheep breeds). Medycyna Wet. 62:938-941.

Pariset, L., Cappuccio, I., Ajmone-Marsan, P., Bruford, M., Dunner, S., Cortes, O., Erhardt, G., Prinzenberg, E.-M., Gutscher, K., Joost, S., Pinto-Juma, G., Nijman, I.J., Lenstra, J.A., Perez, T., Valentini, A., and the Econogene Consortium (2006) Characterization of 37 Breed-Specific Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms in Sheep, Journal of Heredity, 97:531-534.

J. Cañon, D. Garcia, M.A. Garcia-Atance, G. Obexer-Ruff, L.A. Lenstra, P. Ajmone-Marsan, S. Dunner, and the Econogene Consortium (2006) Geographical partitioning of goat diversity in Europe and the Middle East. Animal Genetics 37, 327-334.

I. Cappuccio, L. Pariset, P. Ajmone-Marsan, S. Dunner, O. Cortes, G. Erhardt, G. Lühken, K. Gutscher, S. Joost, I.J. Nijman, J.A. Lenstra, P.R. England, S. Zundel, G. Obexer-Ruff, A. Beja-Pereira, A. Valentini, and the Econogene Consortium (2006) Allele frequencies and diversity parameters of 27 single nucleotide polymorphisms within and across goat breeds. Molecular Ecology Notes, 6:992-997.

L. Pariset, I. Cappuccio, S. Joost, M.S. D’Andrea, D. Marletta, P. Ajmone Marsan, A. Valentini, and the Econogene Consortium (2006) Characterization of single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in sheep and their variation as an evidence of selection. Animal Genetics, 37:290-292.

L. Pariset, I. Cappuccio, P. Ajmone Marsan, S. Dunner, G. Luikart, G.Obexer-Ruff, C. Peter, D. Marletta, F. Pilla, A. Valentini, and the Econogene Consortium (2006) Assessment of population structure by single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in goat breeds. Journal of Chromatography B, 833:117–120.

Canali, G. and the Econogene Consortium (2005) Common agricultural policy reform and its effects on sheep and goat market and rare breeds conservation, Small Ruminants Research, 62:207–213

Roosen, J, Fadlaoui, A, Bertaglia, M, Economic evaluation for conservation of farm animal genetic resources, J ANIM BREED GENET, 2005, Vol: 122, Pages: 217 - 228, ISSN: 0931-2668

Ch. Peter, E.-M. Prinzenberg, G. Erhardt, and the Econogene Consortium (2005) Null allele at the OarAE129 locus and corresponding allele frequencies in German sheep breeds, Animal Genetics, 36, 71–93.

Conference papers



S.Joost & The Econogene Consortium (2005) Combining biotechnologies and GIScience for livestock genetic resources conservation, Proceedings of the 8th AGILE Conference, pp.231-240. Estoril. ISBN 972-8093-13-6.

Ph.D. Thesis

J. Al Tarayrah, Investigation of the genetic diversity of sheep breeds and their evaluation for designing appropriate conservation schemes, PhD Thesis, Aristotle University, 2006, Thessaloniki. (In greek) [Executive summary in english]

Stephane Joost, The geographical dimension of genetic diversity : a GIScience contribution for the conservation of animal genetic resources, PhD Thesis no 3454, Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL), 2006, Lausanne.
- First William L. Garrison Award for Best Dissertation in Computational Geography - Marble Fund for Geographic Science of the Association of American Geographers (AAG)

Christina Peter, Molekulargenetische Charakterisierung von Schafrassen Europas und des Nahen Ostens auf der Basis von Mikrosatelliten, PhD Thesis no 2729, Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, 2005, Giessen.

Marco Bertaglia, Livestock Biodiversity Conservation: The Case of Sheep and Goat Breeds in European Marginal Areas , PhD Thesis no 1401, Institut für Ernährungswirtschaft und Verbrauchslehre der Christian-Albrechts-Universität zu Kiel, 2004, Kiel.

Case studies


Roosen J., Fadlaoui A., Bertaglia M., 2003. Economic Evaluation and Biodiversity Conservation of Animal Genetic Resources, FE Working Paper #0304, Department of Food Economics and Consumption Studies, Christian-Albrechts-Universitt zu Kiel, Germany, 73p.

Gabriele Canali, Michel Trommetter, Riccardo Scarpa, Sam Jones, Mauro Carboni, Ignazio Cabras, Analysis of Case Studies in United Kingdom, France and Italy

Resp. : Prof. P. Ajmone Marsan, Institute of Zootechnics, UCSC, Piacenza, Italy
Ed. : S.Joost, LASIG,
EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland / Institute of Zootechnics, UCSC, Piacenza, Italy
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