Estimates of genetic diversity in the brown cattle population of Switzerland obtained from pedigree information.

@article{Hagger2005EstimatesOG,
  title={Estimates of genetic diversity in the brown cattle population of Switzerland obtained from pedigree information.},
  author={Christian Hagger},
  journal={Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie},
  year={2005},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={405-13}
}
The study investigates the genetic diversity present as well as its development in the Brown Cattle population of Switzerland from pedigree information. The population consisted of three subpopulations, the Braunvieh (BV), the original Braunvieh (OB) and the US-Brown Swiss (BS). The BV is a cross of OB with BS where crossing still continues. The OB is without any genetic influence of BS. The diversity measures effective population size, effective number of ancestors (explaining 99% of reference… CONTINUE READING