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The genomes and history of domestic animals

Larkin, D M; Yudin, N S


D M Larkin

N S Yudin


This paper reviews how mammalian genomes are utilized in modern genetics for the detection of genes and polymorphisms (mutations) within domesticated animal (mostly livestock) genomes that are related to traits of economic importance to humans. Examples are given of how genetic analysis allows to determine key genes associated with the quality and quantity of milk in cattle and key genes for meat production. Various questions are reviewed, such as how contemporary methods of genome sequencing allow to maximise the effective detection of coding and regulatory DNA polymorphisms within the genomes of major domesticated mammals (cattle, sheep and pigs) and the history of their formation from the standpoint of genetics.


Larkin, D. M., & Yudin, N. S. (2017). The genomes and history of domestic animals. Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virology, 31(4), 197-202.

Journal Article Type Article
Acceptance Date Apr 1, 2017
Publication Date Apr 19, 2017
Deposit Date Jun 29, 2017
Publicly Available Date Jun 29, 2017
Journal Molecular Genetics, Microbiology and Virology
Print ISSN 0891-4168
Publisher Springer Verlag
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 31
Issue 4
Pages 197-202
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