CFANS Animal Science
College of Food, Ag & Nat Res Sci
Twin Cities
Project Title: 
Comparative Genetics Between Bovines and Camelids

These researchers are using MSI resources for two projects:

  • Bovine and camelids are evolutionarily ~ 44 million years apart. The group is investigating the use of a high-density bovine single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) bead-chip to identified conserved SNPs between these species in order to understand the basis for this possible conservation and to generate a collection of SNPs to use in camelids for further genetic/genomic studies.
  • Sequencing of 150 reduce representation DNA libraries, developed from 150 alpaca (Vicugna pacos) samples, has been carried out and the group is currently doing bioinformatic analysis of reads to identify all possible single nucleotide polymorfisms (SNPs) from which ~ 50,000, evenly spaced across the genome, will be selected to construct an alpaca SNP chip.

Project Investigators

Cassandra Glassford
Gustavo Gutierrez
Professor Federico Ponce de Len
Professor F Ponce de Leon
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