Campus Units

Animal Science

Document Type

Editorial

Publication Version

Published Version

Publication Date

11-19-2018

Journal or Book Title

Genetics Selection Evolution

Volume

50

First Page

61

DOI

10.1186/s12711-018-0427-5

Abstract

International initiatives on goat genetics and genomics

Goats are bred worldwide and present in a wide variety of production environments. Local breeds, which are well adapted to a range of agro-ecological conditions, contribute to ensuring the sustainability of livestock farming in marginal and difficult areas in both developed and developing countries. Compared to other livestock species, goats have been domesticated in a single region and subject to a limited amount of hybridization between breeds, thus they represent one of the best species for the study of genetic diversity and adaptation.

Comments

This editorial is published as Stella, Alessandra, Ezequiel Luis Nicolazzi, Curtis P. Van Tassell, Max F. Rothschild, Licia Colli, Benjamin D. Rosen, Tad S. Sonstegard, Paola Crepaldi, Gwenola Tosser-Klopp, and Stephane Joost. "AdaptMap: exploring goat diversity and adaptation." 50 (2018): 61. doi: 10.1186/s12711-018-0427-5.

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Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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