The evolution of tropical adaptation: comparing taurine and zebu cattle.

@article{Chan2010TheEO,
  title={The evolution of tropical adaptation: comparing taurine and zebu cattle.},
  author={Eva K. F. Chan and Shivashankar H. Nagaraj and Antonio Reverter},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={467-77}
}
Beef cattle breeds consist of three major genetic subdivisions. The taurine group is adapted to temperate environments, and the zebu and Sanga groups are both adapted to tropical environments. With the advent of genotyping and sequencing technologies in agriculture, genome-wide exploration of the genetic basis for the differences in tropical adaptation has only just become possible. In this study, approximately 9000 single nucleotide polymorphism markers were genotyped on 317 animals of a… CONTINUE READING

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