USDA Awards Researchers $15M to Use Genotyping Arrays to Study Cattle | GenomeWeb

By Justin Petrone

The US Department of Agriculture has awarded a team of US researchers two grants worth a total of nearly $15 million to discover biomarkers in cattle associated with improved feed efficiency and resistance to bovine respiratory disease.

Scientists at the University of Missouri and Texas A&M University will use high-density genotyping arrays manufactured by Affymetrix or Illumina to develop panels for selecting breeding cattle with desirable traits.

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