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Bison study sheds light on cattle introgression

Source: Karen Briere, Producer.com, January 2, 2020

A company fine-tunes genomic tests for parentage, cattle introgression and differentiation of Plains and Wood subspecies

A company working on genomic tools for bison found cattle DNA introgression of between zero and 4.5 percent in its test project.

Introgression means the transfer of genes by the repeated backcrossing of a hybrid with one of its parent species, but the general manager of NeoGen Canada cautioned that in this case that’s not the whole story.

Michelle Miller told the Canadian Bison Association annual convention that the project to fine-tune the tools is still underway.

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