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Genetics Selection Evolution
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.
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Stella, Alessandra; Nicolazzi, Ezequiel Luis; Van Tassell, Curtis P.; Rothschild, Max F.; Colli, Licia; Rosen, Benjamin D.; Sonstegard, Tad S.; Crepaldi, Paola; Tosser-Klopp, Gwenola; Joost, Stephane; Bertolini, Francesca; Reecy, Jim; and AdaptMap Consortium, "AdaptMap: exploring goat diversity and adaptation" (2018). Animal Science Publications. 443.