Dr Basil Wolf


Dr Basil Wolf

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I graduated from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne with a BSc Agriculture (Hons. Animal Science) in 1976 and followed this with a PhD from the University of Edinburgh where I studied the genetics of growth and carcass composition in lambs. I moved to Aberystwyth in 1981 to teach at the Welsh Agricultural College (now part of IBERS Aberystwyth).



Animal breeding and include studies of the relationships between lamb conformation and carcass composition, the genetic control of parasite resistance in growing lambs and lactating ewes, factors influencing dystocia in sheep, and genetic variation in animal behaviour and its association with productivity and welfare.


Douglas, J-L, Worgan, H, Easton, G, Poret, L, Wolf, B, Edwards, A, Davies, E, Ross, D & McEwan, N 2016, 'Microbial diversity in the digestive tract of two different breeds of sheep' Journal of Applied Microbiology, vol. 120, no. 5, pp. 1382-1389. https://doi.org/10.1111/jam.13060
Hart, E, Brophy, P, Prescott, M, Bartley, DJ, Wolf, B & Hamilton, JV 2015, 'A new enabling proteomics methodology to investigate membrane associated proteins from parasitic nematodes: Case study using ivermectin resistant and ivermectin susceptible isolates of Caenorhabditis elegans and Haemonchus contortus' Veterinary Parasitology, vol. 207, no. 3-4, pp. 266-275. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2014.12.003
Macfarlane, JM, Lamb, NR, Matika, O, Johnson, PL, Wolf, BT, Haresign, W, Bishop, SC & Bunger, L 2014, 'Effect of mode of action of the Texel Muscling QTL (TM-QTL) on carcass traits in purebred Texel lambs' Animal, vol. 8, no. 7, pp. 1053-1061. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1751731114001104
Wolf, BT, McLean, BML, Davies, OD & Griffith, JB 2014, 'Performance of purebred Welsh Mountain and crossbred ewes in a hill environment' Livestock Science, vol. 165, pp. 181-188. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.livsci.2014.04.007
Hart, EH, Morphew, RM, Bartley, DJ, Millares, P, Wolf, BT, Brophy, PM & Hamilton, JV 2012, 'The soluble proteome phenotypes of ivermectin resistant and ivermectin susceptible Haemonchus contortus females compared' Veterinary Parasitology, vol. 190, no. 1-2, pp. 104-113. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.vetpar.2012.06.009
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