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Research Project: 1000 Bull Genomes Project

Location: Animal Genomics and Improvement Laboratory

Project Number: 8042-31000-002-003-N
Project Type: Non-Funded Cooperative Agreement

Start Date: Mar 1, 2014
End Date: Mar 1, 2019

The objective of this collaboration is to exchange bull genome sequence data in support of research in cattle genetics.

Each participating organization will contribute whole genome sequence data and exome sequence data for individuals from the genus Bos or Bos Taurus, not including phenotypic data or breeding values. Each organization must contribute a specified minimum number of whole genome sequences per phase during the term of the agreement. The project aims to develop a resource to allow the project partners to impute full genome sequence in bulls and cows that have been genotyped with 800K and 50K SNP arrays. This could be for the purposes of genomic prediction, genome wide association, and discovery of causal mutations.