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Unlocking the bovine genome

Ross L Tellam1*, Danielle G Lemay2, Curtis P Van Tassell3, Harris A Lewin4, Kim C Worley5 and Christine G Elsik6

Author Affiliations

1 CSIRO Livestock Industries, 306 Carmody Rd, St Lucia 4067, QLD, Australia

2 Department of Food Science and Technology, University of California, One Shields Ave, Davis, CA 95616, USA

3 Bovine Functional Genomics laboratory, USDA/ARS, BARC-East, Beltsville, MD, 20705, USA

4 Institute for Genomic Biology and Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

5 Human Genome Sequencing Center, Department of Molecular and Human Genetics, Baylor College of Medicine, One Baylor Plaza, MS BCM226, Houston, TX 77030, USA

6 Department of Biology, 406 Reiss, 37th & O Streets NW, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA

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BMC Genomics 2009, 10:193  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-193

Published: 24 April 2009


The draft genome sequence of cattle (Bos taurus) has now been analyzed by the Bovine Genome Sequencing and Analysis Consortium and the Bovine HapMap Consortium, which together represent an extensive collaboration involving more than 300 scientists from 25 different countries.