Abstract

In this article we review the species-specific genetic markers in the blood that are currently being used to authenticate the bison ancestry of animals entering the Ancestry Registry of the American Beefalo World Registry. Independently of that program we are also testing for these same genetic markers in a number of private herds in which attempts are being made to develop bison- cattle hybrids that are fully fertile and incorporate desirable traits of both ancestral species.
 

C. J Stormont, B. G Morris, Y. Suzuki, J. Dodd

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume IX. Breeding programs for dairy and beef cattle, water buffalo, sheep, and goats., , 359–363, 1986
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