Interbull survey on sequencing of cattle

  • João Walter Dürr Interbull Centre Director, Interbull Centre, Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
  • Flavio Forabosco SLU
  • Jette Jakobsen SLU
  • Birgit Zumbach
Keywords: bovine, genome, network

Abstract

Given the increasing interest on bovine genome sequencing, Interbull decided to run a survey focused on describing how the individual organizations are establishing their own bovine genome sequencing program and in which stage of development they are, as well as investigating if Interbull has a role to play in organizing an international network on bovine genome sequencing. A total of 45 responses to the 22 questions included in the online form were sent back to the Interbull Centre during June 2011.  Most investigation groups work with both Bos taurus and Bos indicus, although the main focus is on dairy cattle (especially the Holstein breed). Association studies and causative mutations are the main research objectives, and consequently the selection of individuals to be genotyped is mainly based on their influence on the genetic makeup of the population. Most institutions are dedicated to research and would engage to a network focused on data exchange and technical discussions, which could be facilitated by Interbull.

Author Biography

João Walter Dürr, Interbull Centre Director, Interbull Centre, Department of Animal Breeding & Genetics, Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
Interbull Centre Director
Published
2012-04-27