Genetic Research in the Lab of Sheila Schmutz

at the University of Saskatchewan



See other Research from the Sustainable Beef Research Group, of which Sheila Schmutz is a member.

This webpage was last updated on November 16, 2013 by Sheila Schmutz

Our lab has focussed most of its efforts on the genetics of traits related to beef cattle using molecular genetic approaches. We began by mapping genes but gradually moved towards mapping traits and attempting to find the causative mutation of some of these traits. The pages linked to this website focus on areas of our research interest, but some (primarily coat color) include the research of others.

In dogs, we study only coat color. This has grown to a major research focus in our lab over the years.

As part of an effort to make our research relevant to ranchers, a web based book "Genes for Cowboys" includes some of these pages as well as other pages on more basic information or areas in which we are not currently doing research. These were first mounted during fall 2002.

for further information contact:

Sheila M. Schmutz, Ph.D., Professor

Sustainable Beef Research Group

Department of Animal and Poultry Science

College of Agriculture and Bioresources

University of Saskatchewan

Saskatoon, Canada S7N 5A8

phone: (306)966-4153 fax: (306)966-4151