• Resequencing and signatures of selection scan in two Siberian native sheep breeds point to candidate genetic variants for adaptation and economically important traits

    1 month ago - By Animal Genetics

    Summary
    Russian sheep breeds represent an important economic asset by providing meat and wool, whilst being adapted to extreme climates. By resequencing two Russian breeds from Siberia: Tuva and Baikal ; and comparing them with a European sheep outgroup , 41 million variants were called, and signatures of selection were identified. High‐frequency missense mutations on top of selection peaks were found in genes related to immunity in the Baikal breed and wool traits , cell differentiation and fat deposition in the Tuva breed. In addition, genes found under selection owing to haplotype...
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