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Research Project: Genetic and Biological Determinants Of Respiratory Diseases Of Ruminants

Location: Genetics, Breeding, and Animal Health Research

Title: Whole genome sequences of the USMARC sheep diversity panel v 2.4 aligned to the ovine reference genome assembly

Author
item Heaton, Michael - Mike
item Smith, Timothy - Tim
item Kalbfleisch, Theodore - University Of Louisville

Submitted to: Internet Web Page
Publication Type: Other
Publication Acceptance Date: 2/11/2016
Publication Date: 2/11/2016
Citation: Heaton, M.P., Smith, T.P., Kalbfleisch, T.S. 2016. Whole genome sequences of the USMARC sheep diversity panel v 2.4 aligned to the ovine reference genome assembly. Internet Web Page. www.ars.usda.gov/Services/Docs.htm?docid=25585 and www.ars.usda.gov/Research/docs.htm?docid=25589.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: A searchable and publicly viewable set of mapped genomes from 96 rams from 9 US sheep breeds was created. The nine pure breeds were selected to represent genetic diversity for traits such as fertility, prolificacy, maternal ability, growth rate, carcass leanness, wool quality, mature weight, and longevity. The rams sampled from each breed were chosen to minimize genetic relationships among rams within breed. Whole genome sequence reads were mapped to the OAR3.1 ovine genome assembly at minimum average depth exceeding 12-fold. This project was part of a USDA ARS Specific Cooperative Agreement with Intrepid Bioinformatics in collaboration with the University of Louisville.