An international team of researchers has published the results of whole-genome sequences from 234 cattle.
The 1,000 Bull Genomes Project has looked at four breeds so far (Angus, Holstein, Fleckvieh, and Jersey) and found more than 28 million gene variants. They hope to use the information gathered to develop breeding programmes to improve the efficiency of beef and milk production.
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Story source: GenomeWeb Daily News, 14 Jul 2014
Journal reference: Hans D Daetwyler et al. Whole-genome sequencing of 234 bulls facilitates mapping of monogenic and complex traits in cattle. Nature Genetics (2014). Published online 13 July 2014. doi:10.1038/ng.3034
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