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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Application of Genomics to Identify Genes Influencing Economically Important Traits in Animals

Author
item Casas, Eduardo

Submitted to: Archivos Latinoamericanos De Produccion Animal
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: November 17, 2005
Publication Date: February 10, 2006
Citation: Casas, E. 2006. Application of genomics to identify genes influencing economically important traits in animals. Archivos Latinoamericanos De Produccion Animal. 14(1):24-31.

Interpretive Summary: This review focuses on identification of bovine chromosomal regions where genes influencing economically important traits reside. Regions where these genes reside are located throughout all chromosomes. Discussion focuses on methodology used to detect regions associated with meat tenderness. Markers developed near or at the calpastatin and u-calpain genes are described. The potential for using molecular marker information to improve genetic evaluation of breeds is outlined.

Technical Abstract: This review focuses on identification of bovine chromosomal regions where genes influencing economically important traits reside. Regions where these genes reside are located throughout all chromosomes. Discussion focuses on methodology used to detect regions associated with meat tenderness. Markers developed near or at the calpastatin and u-calpain genes are described. The potential for using molecular marker information to improve genetic evaluation of breeds is outlined.

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