Genomic reference resource for African cattle

The Genomic Reference Resource for African Cattle has been created through a partnership between African countries/institutes and the International Livestock Research Institute, under the Dairy Genomic Program of the Centre for Tropical Livestock Genetics and Health.  The resource is envisioned to comprise a collated and publicly accessible set of genomic information on African cattle.

It is intended that the resource be used by African and international research community in cattle genomics for the ultimate benefit of African livestock keepers, other livestock value chain actors and animal-source food consumers. This information is intended to be used for a variety of purposes including, amongst other: development of better tools for genomic assays of African cattle, such as SNP-assays for genome wide association studies or breed composition analysis; discovery of markers, genes, and/or gene-networks underpinning important productivity or adaptation traits; and population genetics analysis.