Summary and Implications
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.
Iowa State University
Bertolini, Francesca; Rothschild, Max; and The ADAPTMAP Consortium
"A Glimpse into the Effects of Climate Adaptation on
Shaping the Goat Genome,"
Animal Industry Report:
AS 664, ASL R3264.
Available at: https://lib.dr.iastate.edu/ans_air/vol664/iss1/62