ศูนย์เครือข่ายวิจัยด้านการปรับปรุงพันธุ์และโอมิกส์ทางสัตว์

Network Center for Animal Breeding and Omics Research, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University
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Email: ncab@kku.ac.th
https://ncab.kku.ac.th

Background

Native chicken shows a great potential to utilize as community and commercial products. Two purebred of Thai Native Pradu Hang Dum (PD) and Chee (CH) were chosen to develop breeding programs in NCAB.  PD has been widely accepted by consumers in the North and Northeast of Thailand, due to their appearances and taste.  Another remarkable breed that was  developed by the center is KKU Chee Chicken with its high quality for Thai broiler industry. The appearance of KKU Chee Chicken is it has white  feathers all its body.  The development of Thai broiler is remarkable in terms of chicken quality, heat tolerance, and insect-borne diseases resistance which are all significant qualities of Thai native chicken Chicken that help improve the potential of Thai broiler to meet the demands of domestic and international markets. The common disadvantage of Thai native  chicken compared to commercial chicken is a slow growth. As a consequence, the improvement of native chicken for faster growth and wider breast were demanded for private sector and community. This extended native chicken networks among famers, local markets, and modern trade. As a result, it also influences on farmer income, social benefit, community  sustainability, also products export. The development project of the native chicken (Pradu Hang Dum Chicken and Chee Chicken) focus on the qualifications of chicken in high growth, high egg production, and wide breast in order to utilize the chicken from the project as breeders for farmers. Until now, more than eight generations were selected to show genetic uniformity of the breed. The developed Native chicken breeds were utilized widely among North-East of Thailand with the sustainable genetic development.  The Research and Development Network Centers for Animal Breeding (Native Chicken) has accomplished as a model for native chickens grand parent stock (GP) or nucleus herd. The multiplier herd or parent stock (PS) and commercial herd are continuously developed to create alternative occupation for native chicken farmers and entrepreneurs. In nucleus herd, parental chickens are carefully selected with BLUP selection index, to guaranteed the accuracy of breeding values. Marker Assisted Selection (MAS) also used to accelerate selection response of the herd.

Goal & Mission

Vision

NCAB has committed to be a research center of excellence for Thai native chicken. NCAB promotes the utilization of native chicken genetic resources by improving grandparent genetic lines with appropriate breeding objectives. Research conducted by NCAB is relevant and has impact to both local and commercial production.

Mission

Generate knowledge, research, innovation, and technology related to Thai native chicken breeding.  Facilitate master and doctoral students to produce quality graduate research related to Thai native chicken breeding. Transfer knowledge and technology through Thai native chicken networks, which includes academic researchers, scientists, farmers, companies, students, etc.

Director

Associate Professor Dr. Wuttigrai Boonkum

Network Center for Animal Breeding and Omics Research, Faculty of Agriculture, Khon Kaen University

Email: wboonkum@kku.ac.th
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Research Team

  • Assist.Prof. Dr.Vibuntita Chankitisakul
    Deputy Director, Researcher

  • Professor Dr.Monchai Duangjinda
    Researcher

  • Assist.Prof.Dr.Panuwat Kumpeerawat
    Researcher

  • Dr.Wuttichai Kenchaiwong
    Researcher

  • Ms.Srinuan Kananit
    Researcher

  • Ms.Narissara Suayroop
    Researcher

Recent Publication

Suhardi, Summpunn, P., Duangjinda, M., Wuthisuthimethavee, S. 2020. Phenotypic diversity characterization of Kalang and Thale Noi buffalo (Bubalus bubalis) in Indonesia and Thailand: Perspectives for the buffalo breeding development. Biodiversitas 21(11), pp. 5128-5137.

Buaban, S., Puangdee, S., Duangjinda, M., Boonkum, W. 2020. Estimation of genetic parameters and trends for production traits of dairy cattle in Thailand using a multiple-trait multiple-lactation test day model. Asian-Australasian Journal of Animal Sciences 33(9), pp. 1387-1399.

Kenchaiwong, W., Kananit, S., Tuangsithtanon, K., Duangjinda, M., Boonkum, W. 2020. Investigation of porcine candidate genes for improving marbling score and meat quality traits in commercial swine breeds in Thailand.  Genetics and Molecular Research 19(2),gmr18615, pp. 1-10.

Plaengkaeo, S., Duangjinda, M., Boonkum, W., Stalder, K.J., Mabry, J.W. 2020. Genetic evaluation of sow survival in Thailand commercial farms using random regression models. Livestock Science 233,103970.

Plaengkaeo, S., Duangjinda, M., Stalder, K.J.. 2020. Identification of potential genetic variants associated with longevity and lifetime production traits in a thai landrace pig population using weighted single-step genome-wide association methods. Genetics and Molecular Research 19(3),gmr18465, pp. 1-15.

Mussa, N.J., Ratchamak, R., Ratsiri, T., Chumchai, R., Vongpralub, T., Boonkum, W., Semaming, Y., Chantikisakul, 2020. Lipid peroxidation and antioxidant enzyme activity in fresh rooster semen with high and low sperm motility. Veterinary Integrative Sciences, 2020, 18(3), pp. 1-10.

Tenzin, J.,Chankitisakul, V., Boonkum, W. 2020. Association of polymorphisms of physiological candidate genes with phenotype and estimated breeding values of reproductive and growth traits in thai indigenous chickens. Genetics and Molecular Research, 2020, 19(1), gmr18504,

Ratchamak, R., Ratsiri, T., Kheawkanha, T., Vongpralub, T., Boonkum, W., Chankitisakul, V. 2020. Evaluation of cryopreserved boar semen after supplementation sericin form silkworm (Bombyx mori) in semen extender. Veterinarni Medicina, 2019, 64(5), pp. 209-216.

Research Highlight

Recently, NCAB has developed 9 chicken strains. Two purebred Thai Native chicken are Pradu Hang Dum KKU55, Chee KKU12. Four synthetic breeds are Khai Muk E-Sarn, Soi Nin, Soi Pet and Kaen Thong KKU50. Two crossbred chicken are Kai Muk Esarn II crossbred (PS broiler x Kai Muk Esarn) and Kai Si Mok (Black boned chicken x Pradu Hang Dam). Research and Development Network Center for Animal Breeding (Native Chicken) is responsible for the following four frameworks:

  1. To develop genetic lines based on chicken genetic resources in to improved Thai native chicken, Thai synthetic chicken and also Thai crossbred chicken to get high quality in well growth, high egg production, heat resistance, and others.
  2. To support the utilization of native chicken which had been developed by the selective index derived from the first phase of the operation. Chicken with good potentials of being breeders were then provided to private sectors and public sectors.
  3. To support animal breeding researchers in all levels such as university level, department level (i.e. Department of Livestock Development), and private sectors.
  4. To establish specialists group who conducts native chicken research and publicizes their research results nationally and internationally.

Build up grand-parent stock for Thai native chicken. Support blood samples, data, experiment animals to master and doctoral students who conducted research related to Thai native chicken genetics and breeding. Create collaborations with community and commercial system to utilize Thai native chicken breeding stock, also developing new genetic lines for future trend. Transfer knowledge and technology through Thai native chicken networks, which includes academic researchers, scientists, farmers, companies, students, etc. Transfer knowledge to publics in several manners, such as training course, workshop, meeting, multi-media, website, newsletter, etc.

Research Collaborations

  • The University of Georgia, US: Department of Animal and Dairy Science; Department of Poultry Science.
  • Iowa State University, US: Department of Animal Science.
  • Tsukuba University, JAP: Functional Food Research Center
  • Hiroshima University, JP: Department of Animal Science
  • Department of Livestock Develpment, TH:

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