Molecular tools and analytical approaches for the characterization of farm animal genetic diversity

Lenstra,J.A.; Groeneveld, Eildert GND; Eding, Herwin GND; Kantanen, J.; Williams, J.L.; Taberlet, P.; Nicolazzi, E.L.; Sölkner, J.; Simianer, H.; Ciani, E.; Garcia, J.F.; Bruford, M.W.; Ajmone-Marsan, P.; Weigend, Steffen GND

Genetic studies of livestock populations focus on questions of domestication, within- and among-breed diversity, breed history and adaptive variation. In this review, we describe the use of different molecular markers and methods for data analysis used to address these questions. There is a clear trend towards the use of single nucleotide polymorphisms and whole-genome sequence information, the application of Bayesian or Approximate Bayesian analysis and the use of adaptive next to neutral diversity to support decisions on conservation.

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Lenstra,J.A. / Groeneveld, Eildert / Eding, Herwin / et al: Molecular tools and analytical approaches for the characterization of farm animal genetic diversity. 2012.

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