Veterinary Sciences

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Richard Osei-amponsah

Department of Animal Science
University of Ghana

Richard Osei-amponsah


Dr.Richard Osei-Amponsah is currently working as a Lecturer in Department of Animal Science, University of Ghana.

Research Interest

Area of research covers utilization of quantitative and molecular genetics as tools for the sustainable use of Animal Genetic Resources. Specifically development of sustainable animal breeding programmes for low input-livestock systems; characterization of local animal genetic resources and identification of genes of economic importance in the Ashanti Dwarf pig for introgression into crossbred pigs.


  • Chazara, O., & Chang, C-S., Bruneau, N., Benabdeljelil, K., Fotsa, J-C., Kayang, B.B., Loukou, N.E., Osei-Amponsah, R. & Valentine Yapi-Gnaore, V., Youssao, I.A.K., Chen, C-F., Pinard-van der Laan, M-H., Michèle Tixier-Boichard, M. and Bed’Hom, B. (2013) Diversity and evolution of the highly polymorphic tandem repeat LEI0258 in the chicken MHC-B region. Immunogenetics (2013) 65:447–459.

  • Osei-Amponsah R., Boa-Amponsem, K., Kayang, B.B. and Naazie, A. (2013). Characterization of primary immune response in Ghanaian local, Sasso T-44 and broiler chickens to sheep red blood cell antigens. Animal Genetic Resources, 53, 51-55. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

  • Osei-Amponsah, R., Kayang, B.B. and Naazie, A. (2013). Phenotypic and genetic parameters for production traits of local chickens in Ghana. Animal Genetic Resources, 53, 45-50. Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations.

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