On the haplotype diversity along the genome in Spanish beef cattle populations

E. F. Mouresan, A. González-Rodríguez, J. J. Cañas-Álvarez, C. Díaz, J. Altarriba, J. A. Baro, J. Piedrafita, A. Molina, M. A. Toro, L. Varona

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© 2017 Elsevier B.V. This study analyzed the haplotype diversity along the genome of seven Spanish Beef Cattle populations within regions of 500 kb using the information provided by the BovineHD Beadchip. The results of the analysis pointed out a strong variability of the haplotype diversity across the genome, which is greatly conserved across populations. This strong concordance between populations suggests that the reasons behind it are intrinsic to the structure of the bovine genome and caused probably by the mutation or recombination rate. Nevertheless, some of the genomic regions with very large haplotype diversity are also due of genome assembly errors.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)30-33
JournalLivestock Science
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2017


  • Beef cattle
  • Genome assembly errors
  • Haplotype diversity
  • Mutation
  • Recombination


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