The cattle genome reveals its secrets
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Journal of Biology 2009, 8:36 doi:10.1186/jbiol137Published: 24 April 2009
The domesticated cow is the latest farm animal to have its genome sequenced and deciphered. The members of the Bovine Genome Consortium have published a series of papers on the assembly and what the sequence reveals so far about the biology of this ruminant and the consequences of its domestication.