NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) – Members of an effort called the 1,000 bull genomes project have published findings from the first stage of that study — a whole-genome sequencing effort focused on 234 cattle from four breeds.

As they reported in Nature Genetics this weekend, the researchers sequenced 129 cattle from key ancestral representatives from the Holstein breed, 43 Fleckvieh breed ancestors, and 15 representatives ancestral to the Jersey cattle breed.

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