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Corporate entry CSIRO Division of Animal Genetics (1959 - 1975)

Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation

23 November 1959
North Ryde, New South Wales, Australia
9 November 1975
Veterinary or Animal Health Industries and Industrial or scientific research
Reference No
CA 8478
Legal Status
Agency of the Commonwealth of Australia
North Ryde, New South Wales


The Animal Genetics Section gained Divisional status in 1959, becoming the Division of Animal Genetics. The Divisions functions included research into the genetics and improvement of cattle, sheep and poultry through methods such as breeding and selection. In 1975 the Divisions of Animal Genetics and Animal Physiology merged to become the Division of Animal Production.


 1951 - 1959 CSIRO Animal Genetics Section
       1959 - 1975 CSIRO Division of Animal Genetics
             1975 - 2000 CSIRO Division of Animal Production
                   2000 - CSIRO Livestock Industries

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  • Historical Directory of Council for Scientific and Industrial Research and Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organization, 1926-1976 (Canberra: CSIRO, 1978), 101 pp. Details


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