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Title: ADAPTmap: International coordinated data resource for improving goat production effiency

item Sonstegard, Tad
item Van Tassell, Curtis - Curt
item STELLA, ALESSANDRA - Parco Tecnologico Padano
item TOSSER-KLOPP, GWENOLA - Inland Northwest Research Alliance, Inra

Submitted to: Lecture
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 3/27/2013
Publication Date: N/A
Citation: N/A

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Technical Abstract: Goats provide vital food and economic security, particularly in developing countries. We created a database that is a nexus for all performance, type, geographic information system (GIS), production environment, and genome information on goats. This resource provides a platform for meta-analysis that uses DNA information to transcend the boundaries of each individual study and allow direct comparison of common adaptive changes to the genome from seemingly unrelated individuals. Understanding the immense diversity across populations of this species’ genome should provide transformative strategies to optimally utilize valuable genetic resources that can increase production efficiency and stabilize economic value of goats in different production environments.