Agricultural Genomics: Commercial Applications Bring Increased Basic Research Power

Decker, Jared E.
November 2015
PLoS Genetics;11/5/2015, Vol. 11 Issue 10, p1
Academic Journal
The author comments on a study by L. Ma and colleagues on global recombination rate in Holstein cattle. Topics include the proposed methods by researchers in 1997 to predict the generic merit of organisms using dense genotype data, significance of genomic prediction, and predicted number of Holstein cattle that will be genotyped by the end of 2015. Also mentioned is the confirmation by Ma and colleagues on the increased power to detect novel genome-wide associations.


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