International Research Team Uses Illumina Chips to ID Sheep Breeding Markers, Map Genetic Diversity | GenomeWeb

By Justin Petrone

A team of international researchers has produced an "unprecedented" map of genetic diversity in sheep, tracing both the breeding history of the livestock species and identifying regions in the genome that have changed in response to selection for genes controlling desired traits such as coat color, body size, reproductive qualities, and the presence or lack of horns.

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