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Data from: Genomic divergence of zebu and taurine cattle identified through high-density SNP genotyping

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posted on 2024-02-16, 19:59 authored by Laercio R. Porto-Neto, Tad S. Sonstegard, George E. Liu, Derek M. Bickhart, Marcos V. B. Da Silva, Marco A. MacHado, Yuri T. Utsunomiya, Jose F. Garcia, Cedric Gondro, Curtis P. Van Tassell

The following is taken directly from the introduction of the paper. In this study, we used a pure drift FST model [11] which assumes all animals originated from the same ancestral population. This model was applied to taurine and zebu animals to identify loci under selection. These two groups correspond to the main (and most ancestral) separation of domestic cattle, which in most but not all cases corresponds to animals adapted to tropical and temperate environments. The identification of such loci can aid in the identification of genes and genomic variants that are related to environmental adaptation and/or selection derived from human agro-pastoral activities.

Resources in this dataset:

  • Resource Title: Copies of B allele for BovineHD 770k SNP array for multiple cattle breeds spanning broad diversity.

    File Name: g.csv.gz

    Resource Description: Table contains 777,962 rows, one for each SNP and 528 columns, 1 for each animal. A few animals are duplicated. Most animals have breed identified by a 3 letter code but a few do not. Breed abbreviations follow. ANG – Angus BMA – Beefmaster BRM – Brahman BSW – Brown Swiss CHL – Charolais GIR – Gir GNS – Guernsey HFD – Hereford HOL – Holstein JER – Jersey LMS – Limousin NEL – Nelore NRC – Norwegian Red Cow PMT – Piedmontese RGU – Red Angus RMG – Romagnola SGT – Santa Gertrudis SHK – Sheko


USDA-ARS: 1265-31000-104-00D

USDA-NIFA: 2008-35205-18846


Data contact name

Van Tassell, Curt

Data contact email


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Intended use

Characterize genetic diversity among cattle breeds as a function of genetic drift, natural selection and artificial selection. Signatures of natural and artificial selection as influenced by geography and humans are a focus.

Temporal Extent Start Date



  • Not specified

Geographic Coverage


Geographic location - description

Maryland, USA

ISO Topic Category

  • biota
  • environment
  • farming

National Agricultural Library Thesaurus terms

genomics; zebu; cattle breeds; single nucleotide polymorphism; genotyping; models; taurine; loci; cattle; animal adaptation; humans; alleles; single nucleotide polymorphism arrays; genotype; Biological Sciences; Breeding and Genetic Improvement; Animal Science and Animal Products

OMB Bureau Code

  • 005:18 - Agricultural Research Service

OMB Program Code

  • 005:040 - National Research

ARS National Program Number

  • 101

Pending citation

  • No

Public Access Level

  • Public

Preferred dataset citation

Porto-Neto, Laercio R.; Sonstegard, Tad S.; Liu, George E.; Bickhart, Derek M.; Da Silva, Marcos V. B.; MacHado, Marco A.; Utsunomiya, Yuri T.; Garcia, Jose F.; Gondro, Cedric; Van Tassell, Curtis P. (2021). Data from: Genomic divergence of zebu and taurine cattle identified through high-density SNP genotyping. Ag Data Commons.

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