Mapping genes for complex traits in domestic animals and their use in breeding programmes

Goddard, Michael E. and Hayes, Ben J. (2009) Mapping genes for complex traits in domestic animals and their use in breeding programmes. Nature Reviews Genetics, 10 6: 381-391. doi:10.1038/nrg2575


Author Goddard, Michael E.
Hayes, Ben J.
Title Mapping genes for complex traits in domestic animals and their use in breeding programmes
Journal name Nature Reviews Genetics   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1471-0056
1471-0064
Publication date 2009-06
Sub-type Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
DOI 10.1038/nrg2575
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 10
Issue 6
Start page 381
End page 391
Total pages 11
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Nature Publishing Group
Language eng
Abstract Genome-wide panels of SNPs have recently been used in domestic animal species to map and identify genes for many traits and to select genetically desirable livestock. This has led to the discovery of the causal genes and mutations for several single-gene traits but not for complex traits. However, the genetic merit of animals can still be estimated by genomic selection, which uses genome-wide SNP panels as markers and statistical methods that capture the effects of large numbers of SNPs simultaneously. This approach is expected to double the rate of genetic improvement per year in many livestock systems.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Critical review of research, literature review, critical commentary
Collection: Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation
 
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