TITLE

Sequencing of the cattle genome heralds 'a revolution in breeding'

PUB. DATE
May 2009
SOURCE
Veterinary Record: Journal of the British Veterinary Association;5/2/2009, Vol. 164 Issue 18, p544
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article reports on the study that explored the biology and evolution in cattle breeding after sequencing of the complete cattle genome. The study found that cattle genome contains over 22,000 genes and is considered as the first mammalian livestock animal genome. Researcher Shirley Ellis at the Institute for Animal Health suggests that the findings enable researchers to know which to base future studies into the genetic diversity present in different cattle breed and populations.
ACCESSION #
40516179

 

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