Cytogenetic mapping of 25 goat mammary gland Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs)
© INRA, EDP Sciences 2000
Received: 16 August 1999
Accepted: 11 January 2000
Published: 15 May 2000
Today, there is a shift towards a positional candidate approach in the molecular identification of genes. This study reports on an Expressed Sequence Tags (ESTs) mapping initiative in goats, based on sequence information gathered from a previous mammary gland cDNA systematic sequencing project. A total of 25 novel genes was localised cytogenetically on 16 goat chromosomes. Six of these ESTs were found to map to cattle milk QTL regions. These results made it possible to assess the use of ESTs as a shortcut to the molecular identification of some QTLs and as a valuable tool for comparative mapping.
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