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A viable herd of genetically uniform cattle

By P. M. Visscher, D. Smith, Stephen J. G. Hall and J. L. Williams

Abstract

Provides support for the hypothesis that inbreeding combined with selection may purge deleterious alleles through a study of Chillingham cattle in England. Homozygosity of the herd; Identification of a single heterozygous marker which is believed to represent the persistence of ancestral heterozygosity; Conclusion that the continuing viability of the herd shows that deleterious alleles have been purge

Topics: D421 Livestock Husbandry
Publisher: Nature Publishing Group
Year: 2001
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.lincoln.ac.uk:522
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