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Better understanding of bulls’ gene rich Y chromosome could help improve dairy cattle fertility

Researchers looking at the Y chromosomes of cattle have found that they have many more genes and have much more transcription activity than the Y chromosomes of primates. It is hoped that a better understanding of the bovine Y chromosome will ultimately help breeders tackle the issue of low fertility in dairy cattle.   Story source: Penn State News, 11 Jul 2013 ...
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