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Background Classical bovine spongiform encephalopathy (BSE) is an acquired prion disease that is invariably fatal in cattle and has been implicated as a significant human health risk. Polymorphisms that alter the prion protein of sheep or humans have been associated with variations in...
A Whole-Genome Scan to Map Quantitative Trait Loci for Conformation and Functional Traits in Canadian Holstein BullsDownload
Genetic improvement of livestock populations can be achieved through detection and mapping of genetic markers linked to quantitative trait loci (QTL). With the completion of the bovine genome sequence assembly, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) assays spanning the whole bovine genome and...
Schnabel, R. D., Wang, Z., Taylor, J. F., Gill, C. A., Van Tassell, C. P., Gao, C., Aerts, J., Williams, J. L., Neto, E. D., Murdoch, B. M., Matukumalli, L. K., Coppieters, W., McKay, S. D., Mannenl, H., Crews, D., Moore, S. S.
Background Analyses of population structure and breed diversity have provided insight into the origin and evolution of cattle. Previously, these studies have used a low density of microsatellite markers, however, with the large number of single nucleotide polymorphism markers that are now...
Construction of bovine whole-genome radiation hybrid and linkage maps using high-throughput genotypingDownload
High-density whole-genome maps are essential for ordering genes or markers and aid in the assembly of genome sequence. To increase the density of markers on the bovine radiation hybrid map, and hence contribute to the assembly of the bovine genome sequence, an Illumina® BeadStation was used to...
Schnabel, R. D., Wang, Z., Mannenl, H., Gill, C. A., Van Tassell, C. P., Gao, C., Aerts, J., Williams, J. L., Neto, E. D., Moore, S. S., Matukumalli, L. K., Coppieters, W., McKay, S. D., Taylor, J. F., Crews, D., Murdoch, B. M.
Background Bovine whole genome linkage disequilibrium maps were constructed for eight breeds of cattle. These data provide fundamental information concerning bovine genome organization which will allow the design of studies to associate genetic variation with economically important traits and...