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The cattle genome reveals its secrets

David W Burt

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Roslin Institute and Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, University of Edinburgh, Roslin, Midlothian EH25 9PS, UK

Journal of Biology 2009, 8:36  doi:10.1186/jbiol137

Published: 24 April 2009


The domesticated cow is the latest farm animal to have its genome sequenced and deciphered. The members of the Bovine Genome Consortium have published a series of papers on the assembly and what the sequence reveals so far about the biology of this ruminant and the consequences of its domestication.