Animal Science Department


Date of this Version



Journal of Animal Science (2013) 91: 521-522.


U.S. government publication. From a symposium held at the Joint Annual Meeting, July 15-19, 2012, Phoenix, Arizona. The symposium was sponsored, in part, by Monsanto (St. Louis, Missouri), with publication sponsored by the American Society of Animal Science and the Journal of Animal Science.


The Breeding and Genetics Symposium titled “Systems Biology in Animal Breeding: Identifying relationships among markers, genes, and phenotypes” was held at the Joint Annual Meeting of the American Society of Animal Science and the American Dairy Science Association in Phoenix, Arizona, July 15-19, 2012. The primary goal of the symposium was to demonstrate the use of high-density SNP genotypes to determine the complex regulatory relationships among genotypes and phenotypes but also to present methods for studying complex relationships among phenotypes. Case studies from mammalian and avian species were included to emphasize the broad applicability of these methods.