High-density genotyping reveals signatures of selection related to acclimation and economically important traits in 15 local sheep breeds from Russia

Yurchenko, A A and Deniskova, T E and Yudin, N S and Dotsev, A V and Khamiruev, T N and Selionova, M I and Egorov, S V and Reyer, H and Wimmers, K and Brem, G and Zinovieva, N A and Larkin, D M (2019) High-density genotyping reveals signatures of selection related to acclimation and economically important traits in 15 local sheep breeds from Russia. BMC Genomics, 20 (Suppl 3).

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Abstract

Domestication and centuries of selective breeding have changed genomes of sheep breeds to respond to environmental challenges and human needs. The genomes of local breeds, therefore, are valuable sources of genomic variants to be used to understand mechanisms of response to adaptation and artificial selection. As a step toward this we performed a high-density genotyping and comprehensive scans for signatures of selection in the genomes from 15 local sheep breeds reared across Russia.