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Disease susceptibility continues to be a major cause of economic losses to dairy producers. This project aimed to identify the structure and organization of immune-response associated genes within the cattle major histocompatiblity complex by DNA sequencing. The specific objectives of this project were:

1) to identify and characterize genes and gene products that influence reproduction, disease resistance, milk and meat production efficiency, composition and quality;

2) to develop methods for statistical mapping and characterization of ecomomic trait loci using granddaughter, daughter, and other designs;

3) to develop methods to use molecular markers for quantitiative traits in applied breeding programs.

PUBLICATIONS:

Mapping of eight human chromosome 1 orthologs to cattle chromosomes 3 and 16. Beever J.E., S.R. Fisher, G. Guérin and H.A. Lewin. 1997. Mammalian Genome 8:533-536.

A male linkage map of the cattle (Bos taurus) genome. Ma R.Z., J.E. Beever, Y. Da, C.A. Green, I. Russ, C. Park, D.W. Heyen, R.E. Everts, K.M. Overton, S.R. Fisher, A.J. Teale, S.J. Kemp, H.C. Hines, G. Guérin and H.A. Lewin. 1996. Journal of Heredity 87:261-271.

Report of the first workshop on the genetic map of bovine chromosome 23. Beever J.E., H.A. Lewin, W. Barendse, L. Andersson, S.M. Armitage, C.W. Beattie, B.M. Burns, S.K. Davis, S.M. Kappes, B.W. Kirkpatrick, R. Ma, R.A. McGraw, R.T. Stone and J.F. Taylor. 1996. Animal Genetics 27:69-75.

A genetic map of nine loci on bovine chromosome 2. Beever J.E., Y. Da, M. Ron and H.A. Lewin. 1994. Mammalian Genome 5:542-545.

Restriction fragment length polymorphism at the bovine liver, bone and kidney alkaline phosphatase (ALPL) locus. Beever J.E. and H.A. Lewin. 1992. Animal Genetics 23:577.

Restriction fragment length polymorphism at the bovine Gardner-Rasheed feline sarcoma oncogene homolog (FGR) locus. Beever J.E. and H.A. Lewin. 1992. Animal Genetics 23:576.

Restriction fragment length polymorphism at the bovine phosphogluconate dehydrogenase (PGD) locus. Beever J.E. and H.A. Lewin. 1992. Animal Genetics 23:575.


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