Articles | Volume 61, issue 1
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 87–98, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-61-87-2018
Arch. Anim. Breed., 61, 87–98, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/aab-61-87-2018

Review 13 Feb 2018

Review | 13 Feb 2018

Invited review: Genetic and genomic mouse models for livestock research

Danny Arends et al.

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Subject: Quantitative genetics and estimation of breeding value | Animal: Cattle
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In this invited review we discuss the value of mice in improving livestock breeding. This review gives an overview of currently available databases for mice that can be used in livestock genetics research. Furthermore, this paper describes how different mouse models have contributed to livestock research in the past.