Advances in genomic sequencing using Bovine SNP BeadChip in Deer

Radovan Kasarda, Nina Moravčíková, Anna Trakovická


DOI: 10.15414/afz.2014.17.02.65–71

Received 20. February 2014 ǀ Accepted 7. March 2014 ǀ Available online 23. June 2014

The aim of this work was to describe the progress made in particular area and summarizes a variety of SNPs discovery and genotyping studies in deer species. Increased interest of breeding of other animal species than traditional livestock has been recorded in recent years. One of these is also “deer livestock”. Deer (Cervidae) is currently one of attractive species farmed in many countries as well as one of wild game animal used. Deer species as non-model organisms therefore do not have a large scale genomic sequence and adequate supporting tools to determine genetic markers for associations with traits of interest.  Identification and understanding of loci that explain fitness variation is one of the crucial problems for application of molecular-based animal breeding to predict performance with the potential of increasing genetic improvement. Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) are growing in popularity as genetic markers not only investigating evolutionary processes but also for analyses of quantitative trait loci and candidate genes. SNPs have gained wide use in model species and are becoming the marker of choice for applications in other species. Technology that was developed for work in model species may provide useful tools for SNPs detection and genotyping in non-model organisms.

Keywords: Cervidae, SNPs, non-model organisms, genetic markers

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