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Research Project: Developing a Systems Biology Approach to Enhance Efficiency and Sustainability of Beef and Lamb Production

Location: Genetics and Animal Breeding

Title: Genomics in animal agriculture: current technologies and applications

item Smith, Timothy - Tim

Submitted to: Journal of Animal Science
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 4/22/2019
Publication Date: 12/5/2019
Citation: Smith, T.P.L. 2019. Genomics in animal agriculture: current technologies and applications [abstract}. Journal of Animal Science. 97(Supplement 3):55-56.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: The early impact of genomic research on animal agriculture was relatively modest, as it proved difficult to translate quantitative trait loci mapping to industrial application. Fortunately, developments in technology have facilitated the application of genomics to animal agriculture, which has led to more substantial impacts on many commercially produced animal species. A brief look back on the history of genomic research will be presented, followed by an overview of recent developments in genomic technologies. Examples of application of genomic research, focusing on beef cattle and comparative genomics with other bovinae specie, and the current status of some new genomic resources emerging for sheep, pigs, and goats, will also be presented.