Identifying single nucleotide polymorphisms associated with beef cattle terrain-use in the western United States
Beef cattle are drawn to areas with gentle terrain, which may result in heavy grazing near riparian zones and minimal grazing on rugged terrain. Traditional management tools to improve grazing distribution can be costly; therefore, genomic selection has been proposed as a means of improving beef cattle grazing patterns. The objective of this thesis was to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNP) associated with beef cattle terrain-use in the western U.S. Variant detection using RNA-sequencing data obtained from Angus cardiovascular tissues and Brangus reproductive tissues revealed 48 ...
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Pierce, Courtney F.
Thomas, Milton; Speidel, Scott