Genomic prediction for parasite resistance in sheep using whole-genome sequence data The objective of the study is to compare QTL mapping precision and the accuracy of genomic prediction for parasite resistance in sheep using pre-selected variants identified from the high-density SNP panel (600k) and the imputed whole-genome sequence (WGS) data and to evaluate the prediction accuracy when using selected SNPs. The results of this paper show that the use of WGS variants located within or close to QTL regions can improve the prediction accuracy of parasite resistance compared to using variants selected from the high-density SNP panel.

Mohammad Al kalaldeh, Naomi Duijvesteijn, Nasir Moghaddar, John Gibson, Julius Van Der Werf

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume Species - Ovine, , 794, 2018
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