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Title: Strategies, limitations and opportunities for marker-assisted selection in livestock
Contributor(s): Dekkers, Jack C M (author); Van Der Werf, Julius Herman  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
Handle Link: https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/2642
Abstract: This chapter reviews the principles, opportunities and limitations for detection of quantitative trait loci (QTL) in livestock and for their use in genetic improvement programmes. Alternate strategies for QTL detection are discussed, as are methods for inclusion of marker and QTL information in genetic evaluation. Practical issues regarding implementation of marker-assisted selection (MAS) for selection in reed crosses and for selection within breeds are described, along with likely routes towards achieving that goal. Opportunities and challenges are also discussed for the use of molecular information for genetic improvement of livestock in developing countries.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Marker-Assisted Selection, p. 167-184
Publisher: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Place of Publication: Rome, Italy
ISBN: 9789251057179
Field of Research (FOR): 060412 Quantitative Genetics (incl Disease and Trait Mapping Genetics)
Other Links: http://www.fao.org/docrep/010/a1120e/a1120e00.htm
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.bib-an42200890
http://books.google.com.au/books?id=-r3WvHj7cg4C&pg=RA1-PA167
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