Small Ruminants

A Glimpse into the Effects of Climate Adaptation onShaping the Goat Genome

Authors
  • Francesca Bertolini (Iowa State University)
  • Max F. Rothschild (Iowa State University)
  • The ADAPTMAP Consortium (The ADAPTMAP Consortium)

Abstract

The goat is one of the most adaptable livestock species, present worldwide in many different environments. The ADAPTMAP consortium collected DNA from goats worldwide to investigate the genetic basis of adaptation to these environments. The major findings were that animals in the Tropical areas had genetic differences likely associated with genes that influence the size (smaller animals), while in the other environments, different forms of the same gene were seen in different environments suggesting natural or artificial selection.

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Bertolini, F., Rothschild, M. F. & The ADAPTMAP Consortium, (2018) “A Glimpse into the Effects of Climate Adaptation onShaping the Goat Genome”, Iowa State University Animal Industry Report 15(1). doi: https://doi.org/10.31274/ans_air-180814-326

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Published on
01 Jan 2018
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