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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Cattle

Authors
item Macneil, Michael
item Reecy, J - IOWA STATE UNIV
item Garrick, D - COLORADO STATE UNIV

Submitted to: Oxford University Press
Publication Type: Book / Chapter
Publication Acceptance Date: July 21, 2006
Publication Date: January 1, 2009
Citation: MacNeil, M.D., Reecy, J.M., Garrick, D.J. 2009. Cattle. 17 pgs. In: Noelle E. Cockett and Chittaranjan Kole (eds.) Genome Mapping and Genomics in Domestic Animals. Oxford University Press. Chapter 1, 17 pages.

Interpretive Summary: New discovery and application of molecular genetics to cattle breeding is occurring rapidly. In this invited paper, we briefly review domestication, migration and classical genetic improvement of beef and dairy cattle. This introduction is followed by a more comprehensive review of genome mapping resources, detection of quantitative trait loci, contemporary use of genotypes in breeding cattle, and future advancements in breeding based on molecular approaches. This review is of value to readers in providing 1) a reflection on the current state of this rapidly changing field and 2) points of access to resources addressing the various topics.

Technical Abstract: New discovery and application of molecular genetics to cattle breeding is occurring rapidly. In this invited paper, we briefly review domestication, migration and classical genetic improvement of beef and dairy cattle. This introduction is followed by a more comprehensive review of genome mapping resources, detection of quantitative trait loci, contemporary use of genotypes in breeding cattle, and future advancements in breeding based on molecular approaches. This review is of value to readers in providing 1) a reflection on the current state of this rapidly changing field and 2) points of access to resources addressing the various topics.

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