Abstract

The context for gene mapping in farm animals and poultry is established as the search for genes influencing traits of economic importance. The approaches to gene mapping in livestock are reviewed and progress in genome research on pigs, cattle, sheep and chickens is discussed. The status of the gene maps of these species are summarised and the need for databases for disemmination of these rapidly evolving maps is highlighted. Finally, examples of the successful mapping of trait genes to specific regions of the genome are described

Alan L Archibald, Dave W Burt, J. L Williams

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 21. Gene mapping; polymorphisms; disease genetic markers; marker assisted selection; gene expression; transgenes; non-convention, , 5–12, 1994
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