Genome Mapping and Genomics in Domestic Species
The nine chapters in this volume focus on genome mapping and genomics research that has been conducted in domesticated and farmed species. Topics in the chapters include the development of genome maps, descriptions of available genomic resources, phylogenetic analyses, domestication patterns, and genetic control of traits. While each chapter serves a stand-alone description of genomics for that particular species, when read as a whole, the breadth of the research in domesticated and farmed species is remarkable, particularly in light of the limited funding, resources, and personnel as compared to the investment on humans and laboratory species. These limitations have resulted in the development of collaborations and consortiums that cross the globe. Direct outcomes of genomics research in domesticated species have been the identification of genetic regions and in some cases, the causative mutation, that control a spectrum of traits including fertility, growth rate, milk production, carcass quality and composition, fitness, immune function, and disease traits. Progress in this area of research is remarkable given that its beginning was in the early 1990’s, when genome linkage maps containing molecular markers were first developed.
Domestic animals, Genome mapping, Genomics, Genetics, Chromosome mapping, Genkartierung, Genanalyse, Haustiere
Cockett, Noelle E. and Chittaranjan Kole, eds. Genome Mapping and Genomics in Domestic Species. Berlin: Springer, 2009.