research data . Dataset . 2015 . Embargo end date: 19 Jun 2015

Data from: Population structure and history of the Welsh sheep breeds determined by whole genome genotyping

Beynon, Sarah E.; Slavov, Gancho T.; Farré, Marta; Sunduimijid, Bolormaa; Waddams, Kate; Davies, Brian; Haresign, William; Kijas, James; MacLeod, Iona M.; Newbold, C. Jamie; ...
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2015
  • Publisher: Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS)
Abstract
Background: One of the most economically important areas within the Welsh agricultural sector is sheep farming, contributing around £230 million to the UK economy annually. Phenotypic selection over several centuries has generated a number of native sheep breeds, which are presumably adapted to the diverse and challenging landscape of Wales. Little is known about the history, genetic diversity and relationships of these breeds with other European breeds. We genotyped 353 individuals from 18 native Welsh sheep breeds using the Illumina OvineSNP50 array and characterised the genetic structure of these breeds. Our genotyping data were then combined with, and compar...
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free text keywords: Life sciences, medicine and health care, Life sciences, medicine and health care, Medicine, Welsh native breeds, Ovis aries, selection, SNP, Demography, FOS: Sociology, genotyping, Selective breeding, sheep, sequencing, linkage disequilibrium, population structure, UK, Wales, Europe
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