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Basic Genomic Principles for Beef Cattle

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor A primer of genetics and inheritance. Use of genomic technologies in the beef industry is rapidly increasing. To understand the value and use of DNA markers, it helps to begin with basics about the genome and about DNA. DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) provides the code needed to perform processes within an Read More

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Phenotypic and Genetic Relationships Underlying the Thermotolerance-production Complex in Beef Cattle

By Raluca Mateescu, Professor INTRODUCTION In tropical and subtropical regions where more than half of the world cattle are maintained, climatic stress is a major limiting factor of production efficiency. This stress is expected to increase due to predicted changes in climate. Beef cattle when exposed to environmental high temperature and Read More

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