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Bovine Genomics

James Womack (Editor)

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Author(s): James Womack (Editor)

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The genetic information being unlocked by advances in genomic and high throughput technologies is rapidly revolutionizing our understanding of developmental processes in bovine species. This information is allowing researchers unprecedented insight into the genetic basis of key traits. Bovine Genomics is the first book to bring together and synthesize the information learned through the bovine genome sequencing project and look at its practical application to cattle and dairy production.
Bovine Genomics opens with foundational chapters on the domestication of cattle and traditional Mendelian genetics.

Building on these chapters, coverage rapidly moves to quantitative genetics and the advances of whole genome technologies. Significant coverage is given to such topics as epigenetics, mapping quantitative trail loci, genome-wide association studies and genomic selection in cattle breeding. The book is a valuable synthesis of the field written by a global team of leading researchers.

Providing wide-ranging coverage of the topic, Bovine Genomic, is an essential guide to the field. The basic and applied science will be of use to researchers, breeders, and advanced students.

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Author James Womack (Editor)
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 284 pages
ISBN 9780813821221
Publication date May 2012
Book Type Hardcover


List of Contributors 


Chapter 1. The Origins of Cattle - Matthew D. Teasdale and Daniel G. Bradley 

Chapter 2. Mendelian Inheritance in Cattle - Frank Nicholas 

Chapter 3. Genetics of Coat Color in Cattle - Sheila M. Schmutz 

Chapter 4. From Quantitative Genetics to Quantitative Genomics: A Personal Odyssey - Morris Soller 

Chapter 5. Cartography of the Bovine Genome - James E. Womack 

Chapter 6. History of Linkage Mapping the Bovine Genome - Stephanie D. McKay and Robert D. Schnabel 

Chapter 7. Bovine X and Y Chromosomes - F. Abel Ponce de Le´on and Wansheng Liu 

Chapter 8. Cattle Comparative Genomics and Chromosomal Evolution - Denis M. Larkin 

Chapter 9. Sequencing the Bovine Genome - Kim Worley and Richard Gibbs 

Chapter 10. Bovine Genome Architecture - David L. Adelson 

Chapter 11. Bovine Epigenetics and Epigenomics - Xiuchun (Cindy) Tian 

Chapter 12. Mapping Quantitative Trait Loci - Joel I. Weller 

Chapter 13. Genome-Wide Association Studies and Linkage Disequilibrium in Cattle - M. E. Goddard and B. J. Hayes 

Chapter 14. Genomic Selection in Beef Cattle - Jeremy F. Taylor, Stephanie D. McKay, Megan M. Rolf, Holly R. Ramey, Jared E. Decker, and Robert D. Schnabel 

Chapter 15. Impact of High-Throughput Genotyping and Sequencing on the Identification of Genes and Variants Underlying Phenotypic Variation in Domestic Cattle - Michel Georges 


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