Journal article

An examination of positive selection and changing effective population size in Angus and Holstein cattle populations (Bos taurus) using a high density SNP genotyping platform and the contribution of ancient polymorphism to genomic diversity in Domestic cattle

Sean MacEachern, Ben Hayes, John McEwan, Mike Goddard

BMC GENOMICS | BIOMED CENTRAL LTD | Published : 2009

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Identifying recent positive selection signatures in domesticated animals could provide information on genome response to strong directional selection from domestication and artificial selection. With the completion of the cattle genome, private companies are now providing large numbers of polymorphic markers for probing variation in domestic cattle (Bos taurus). We analysed over 7,500 polymorphic single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) in beef (Angus) and dairy (Holstein) cattle and outgroup species Bison, Yak and Banteng in an indirect test of inbreeding and positive selection in Domestic cattle. RESULTS: Outgroup species: Bison, Yak and Banteng, were genotyped with high levels of..

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