Genetic maps based on DNA-level markers open the way for comprehensive mapping of quantitative trait loci in livestock. Marker-associated quantitative effects have been detected in a number of experiments and1 improved statistical designs and analyses are available. Marker-assisted-selection can contribute to within population improvement and to exploitation of between population genetic variation. Extensive synteny of livestock, mouse and human chromosomes will enable a flow of information between the human, mouse and livestock gene-mapping programs. "Microsatellites", a new class of DNA-level polymorphism, may well be the marker of choice for developing saturated gene maps of livestock species.
Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume XIII. Plenary lectures, molecular genetics and mapping, selection, prediction and estimation., , 93–96, 1990
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