Comparison of Microsatellite and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers for the Genetic Analysis of a Galloway Cattle Population

  title={Comparison of Microsatellite and Single Nucleotide Polymorphism Markers for the Genetic Analysis of a Galloway Cattle Population},
  author={David L{\'o}pez Herr{\'a}ez and Holger J. Sch{\"a}fer and J{\"o}rn Dr. Mosner and H. R. Fries and Michael Wink},
  journal={Zeitschrift f{\"u}r Naturforschung C},
  pages={637 - 643}
Highly informative genetic markers are essential for efficient management of cattle populations, as well as for food safety. After a decade of domination by microsatellite markers, a new type of genetic marker, single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP), has recently appeared on the scene. In the present study, the exclusion power of both kinds of markers with regards to individual identification and parental analysis was directly compared in a Galloway cattle population. Seventeen bovine… 

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