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Animal breeding projects funded in 2013 from AFRI Program
BIGS project involves high-density SNP data for beef cattle
Project aims to develop resources to transfer biological information across species
NIFA helps fund development of high density chicken SNP chip
NIFA contributes to novel effort to sequence turkey genome
Consortium including NIFA develops porcine SNP chip
Consortium completes first draft of pig genome sequence
Genetic markers now available to US pork producers
NIFA, NIH funded consortium publishes analysis of domestic cattle genome sequence
Parts of report on international animal symposium now available.
NIFA, ARS collaborate on USDA blueprint for agricultural animal genomics
Journal publishes manuscript on animal genomics authored by NIFA, ARS staff
First draft of horse genome sequence completed
NIFA helped fund research which sequenced the cow genome
NIFA coordinates the National Animal Germplasm Program, the primary program to conserve genetic resources for livestock, poultry, and aquaculture industries.
NIFA leads and funds the National Animal Genome Research Program (NAGRP), which is mapping cattle, sheep, swine, poultry, horse, and aquaculture species.
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Last Updated: April 7, 2014
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