Start Date: Jun 01, 2013
End Date: Mar 31, 2014
Collaborators with USMARC scientists are developing external validation populations comprised of industry animals. Data from these populations are collected by collaborators and by breed associations. These data will be transferred to UNL for quality assessment, summary analysis, storage and retrieval. DNA samples for these animals will be analyzed for appropriate genotypes. Associations between SNP genotypes discovered in the USMARC discovery population will be made to create Molecular Breeding Value (MBV) estimates for individual animals. Data will be analyzed for the association of the MBV’s with Expected Progeny Differences (EPD) or phenotypic information.