Start Date: Jan 01, 2005
End Date: Dec 31, 2009
We propose to use modern functional genomic approaches to identify novel imprinted genes. More importantly we intend to utilize that information in combination with existing reference and resource families to identify genes that have significant effects on uterine capacity. By combining candidate genes identified by micro arrays, with analysis of segregation of informative single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in resource families, we will identify molecular markers that can be utilized in modern breeding schemes.