Time: 11:30 AM
- de novo goat genome sequence
- RH panel and whole genome high density RH maps
- 50K SNP chip.
An update will be made on these three topics. Details will be given on the international goat SNP chip, developed using whole genome de novo sequencing and reduced representation libraries of the genome of Alpine, Saanen, Creole, Boer, Kacang and Savanna breeds. More than 500,000 SNP were chosen by filtering on flanking sequence data, minimum allele frequency, technological qualities and categorized depending on the number of breeds in which the 2 alleles were observed. 60,000 high quality SNPs were finally spaced on the goat genome, using goat contigs. 59,000 out of the 60,000 SNPs were aligned on the bovine genome. 100 % of the SNPs were observed as heterozygous in milk breeds, 97% in meat breeds. This chip, based on Illumina Infinium technology, has been used to generate cluster files on 288 animals, using both the breeds used for SNP discovery and Skopelos, Angora and Jinlan breeds. Discussion will be opened on new projects to be developed within the Consortium. Acknowledgements: CAPGENES and APIS-GENE French Breeding organizations, 3SR European project, Marcel Amills, Ilias Kyriazakis, Alessio Valentini.