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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: HAPLOTYPE STRUCTURE OF THE BOVINE PRION GENE COMPLEX AND ASSOCIATION WITH BOVINE SPONGIFORM ENCEPHALOPATHY (BSE) Project Number: 5438-32000-029-04
Project Type: Specific Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Sep 29, 2006
End Date: May 31, 2010

Objective:
Associate prion gene complex haplotypes with susceptibility to BSE.

Approach:
The project will take a population-based approach employing principles of genetic epidemiology. We will utilize comprehensive knowledge of genetic variation in the prion gene region to analyze BSE case-control sets for association with specific alleles. We hypothesize that alleles of the bovine prion gene complex are associated with increased susceptibility to BSE.

Last Modified: 7/31/2014
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