Invited review: Genetic and genomic mouse models for livestock research

Danny Arends*, Deike Hesse, Gudrun A. Brockmann

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Knowledge about the function and functioning of single or multiple interacting genes is of the utmost significance for understanding the organism as a whole and for accurate livestock improvement through genomic selection. This includes, but is not limited to, understanding the ontogenetic and environmentally driven regulation of gene action contributing to simple and complex traits. Genetically modified mice, in which the functions of single genes are annotated; mice with reduced genetic complexity; and simplified structured populations are tools to gain fundamental knowledge of inheritance patterns and whole system genetics and genomics. In this review, we briefly describe existing mouse resources and discuss their value for fundamental and applied research in livestock.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)87-98
Number of pages12
JournalArchives Animal Breeding
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 13 Feb 2018
Externally publishedYes


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