A viable herd of genetically uniform cattle

Visscher, P. M. and Smith, D. and Hall, Stephen J. G. and Williams, J. L. (2001) A viable herd of genetically uniform cattle. Nature, 409 (6818). p. 303. ISSN 0028-0386

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Abstract

Provides support for the hypothesis that inbreeding combined with selection may purge deleterious alleles through a study of Chillingham cattle in England. Homozygosity of the herd; Identification of a single heterozygous marker which is believed to represent the persistence of ancestral heterozygosity; Conclusion that the continuing viability of the herd shows that deleterious alleles have been purged

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Additional Information:Provides support for the hypothesis that inbreeding combined with selection may purge deleterious alleles through a study of Chillingham cattle in England. Homozygosity of the herd; Identification of a single heterozygous marker which is believed to represent the persistence of ancestral heterozygosity; Conclusion that the continuing viability of the herd shows that deleterious alleles have been purged
Keywords:Genetic conservation, Genetic diversity, Chillington cattle, Rare breeds
Subjects:D Veterinary Sciences, Agriculture and related subjects > D421 Livestock Husbandry
Divisions:College of Science > School of Life Sciences
ID Code:522
Deposited By: Bev Jones
Deposited On:27 Sep 2007
Last Modified:13 Mar 2013 08:22

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