These bulls look alike, but they may carry different genes that influence disease. ARS research has cut the time and cost to analyze cattle genes. Photo by Mike Heaton.
These bulls look alike, but they may carry different genes that influence disease. ARS research has cut the time and cost to analyze cattle genes.

Online cattle database aids genome analysis

Publicly viewable genomics resource of a broad cross section of U.S. beef cattle makes it easier for scientists to identify genes associated with traits that are important to breeders and ranchers.

U.S. Department of Agriculture scientists have made available a online genomic database of U.S. beef cattle.

The complete genomes of 96 bulls, representing 19 different U.S. cattle breeds, were sequenced by researchers at the Agricultural Research Service's (ARS) U.S. Meat Animal Research Center (USMARC) in Clay Center, Neb.

The result is a searchable and publicly viewable genomics resource of a broad cross section of U.S. beef cattle that will make it easier for scientists to

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