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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

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Research Project: Candidate Genes for Improving Reproductive Efficiency of Sheep

Location: Range Sheep Production Efficiency Research

Project Number: 5364-31000-011-03
Project Type: Nonfunded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Jul 29, 2011
End Date: Dec 09, 2013

Objective:
Genotype rams to indentify genetic markers that may be used to improve reproductive efficiency of sheep.

Approach:
Commercially available 50,000 single-nucleotide polymorphism (50K SNP) chips will be used to screen rams for genetic markers that are associated with traits relevant to the reproductive efficiency of sheep. The 50K SNP-chip data and pedigree data will be used to determine the efficacy of using marker-assisted selection approaches for improving reproductive efficiency of sheep.

Last Modified: 4/21/2014
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