Insight into the genetic composition of South African Sanga cattle using SNP data from cattle breeds worldwide

@inproceedings{Makina2016InsightIT,
  title={Insight into the genetic composition of South African Sanga cattle using SNP data from cattle breeds worldwide},
  author={Sithembile O. Makina and Lindsey K. Whitacre and Jared E Decker and Jeremy F. Taylor and Michael D Macneil and Michiel Matthys Scholtz and Est{\'e} van Marle-K{\"o}ster and F C Muchadeyi and Mahlako L. Makgahlela and Azwihangwisi Maiwashe},
  booktitle={Genetics Selection Evolution},
  year={2016}
}
Understanding the history of cattle breeds is important because it provides the basis for developing appropriate selection and breed improvement programs. In this study, patterns of ancestry and admixture in Afrikaner, Nguni, Drakensberger and Bonsmara cattle of South Africa were investigated. We used 50 K single nucleotide polymorphism genotypes that were previously generated for the Afrikaner (n = 36), Nguni (n = 50), Drakensberger (n = 47) and Bonsmara (n = 44) breeds, and for 394 reference… CONTINUE READING