The impact of genetic markers on selection.

  title={The impact of genetic markers on selection.},
  author={George P. Davis and Staudt Denise},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  volume={76 9},
Genetic marker technologies, such as marker-assisted selection, parentage identification, and gene introgression can be applied to livestock selection programs. Highly saturated genetic maps are now available for cattle, swine, and sheep to provide the genetic framework for developing MAS programs. These programs rely on three phases for commercialization of the technology: the detection phase, in which quantitative trait loci are located and their effects on the phenotype measured; the… CONTINUE READING