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British sheep breed diversity

Romanov, Michael N (2021) British sheep breed diversity. . MDPI, Basel, Switzerland Encyclopedia (online), Entry 8505. (KAR id:89156)


Subjects: Agriculture, Dairy & Animal Science.

Contributor: Michael Romanov.

The UK can be proud of the fact that numerous native breeds of sheep have been developed here that possess unique phenotypic features and excellent productivity and are utilized throughout the world. Their remarkable popularity and further sustainable breeding on grass pastures of British Isles and elsewhere can benefit from genomic applications. At present, there is a rich arsenal of genetic and genomic resources, tools and applications used for livestock assessment, breeding and production including, first of all, genetic profiling of diverse breeds, and search for quantitative trait loci (QTLs) and candidate genes in farm animals. These genomic advances facilitate breed improvement and understanding of the genetic processes in the course of domestication and breed evolution.

Entry 8505 (formerly Entry 9414)

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Item Type: Internet publication
Uncontrolled keywords: British sheep breeds; diversity; genetics; genomics; conservation; adaptation
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH75 Conservation (Biology)
S Agriculture > SF Animal culture
Divisions: Divisions > Division of Natural Sciences > Biosciences
Signature Themes: Food Systems, Natural Resources and Environment
Depositing User: Mike Romanov
Date Deposited: 11 Jul 2021 18:40 UTC
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2024 02:09 UTC
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