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- Montaldo, Hugo H.; Casas, Eduardo; Ferraz, José Bento Sterman; Vega-Murillo, Vicente E.; Román-Ponce, Sergio Iván
- Animal frontiers 2012 v.2 no.1 pp. 23
- DNA; DNA fingerprinting; animal performance; beef cattle; body conformation; breeding value; cattle breeds; cattle production; environment; genes; genetic improvement; genetic markers; genomics; genotype; markets; phenotype; progeny; program evaluation; running; single nucleotide polymorphism; sire evaluation; sires; young animals; Latin America
- ... Beef cattle production in Latin America is very important worldwide. The region accounts for 29% of the world's cattle population and beef production. Genomics allows the estimation of breeding values for young animals from DNA samples through the use of panels of single nucleotide polymorphisms (a type of DNA genetic marker). This information is used to increase the accuracy of estimated breeding ...