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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: Enhancing Genetic Merit of Ruminants Through Genome Selection and Analysis

Location: Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory

Title: Applied Genomics in Cattle – Identification of the SLICK locus in tropically adapted cattle

item Sonstegard, Tad

Submitted to: Lecture
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: May 2, 2013
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Over the past 3 years, ARS scientists have been working to identify the underlying genetic variants responsible for a heat tolerance phenotype in cattle associated with the SLICK locus typically found in Senepol cattle. This presentation reviews the general field of applied genomics in cattle, and then will emphasize the mapping and sequencing of SLICK from its genome location of Bovine Chromosome 20.

Last Modified: 10/31/2014
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