First steps: bovine genomics in historical perspective. Academic Article uri icon


  • The vision of Morris Soller was instrumental in launching the field of bovine genomics. This study is a review of the early years of bovine gene mapping leading up to the sequencing and assembly of the bovine genome in 2009. A historical perspective of parasexual, linkage and physical mapping is provided with a focus on the contribution of these maps to the eventual assignment and orientation of genes and sequence to cattle chromosomes.

published proceedings

  • Anim Genet

author list (cited authors)

  • Womack, J. E.

citation count

  • 2

complete list of authors

  • Womack, James E

publication date

  • July 2012