Bos indicus cattle acquired very particular traits to thrive in distinct environments based on the evolutionary adaptation process they have undergone, becoming particularly relevant for tropical production systems. In this review we present and discuss the current status of the application of genomic selection (GS) for Bos indicus (Nellore) breed, also quoting GS applications in other Bos indicus and influenced Bos indicus beef breeds raised in pasture-based tropical conditions. Traditional Bos indicus beef breeding programs have achieved expressive annual genetic gains for growth performance-related traits. Lately, higher genetic gains have been achieved through GS compared to traditional pedigree-based evaluations. With genomics, Bos indicus breeding programs have intensified the use of young bulls. Moreover, GS boosted the genetic progress for traits such as those that are measured late in animal life and are non-routinely recorded due to elevated expenses (i.e., feed efficiency, carcass and meat quality, tick resistance, male puberty-related traits)....
Current applications and perspectives of genomic selection in Bos indicus (Nellore) cattle.
L. G. de Albuquerque, Animal Science Department, School of Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences, Sao Paulo State University (Unesp), Via de acesso Paulo Donato Castellane s/n. Departamento de Zootecnia, Jaboticabal, SP, CEP: 14884-900, Brazil. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior, G. A. F., Peripolli, E., Schmidt, P. I., Campos, G. S., Mota, L. F. M., Mercadante, M. E. Z., Baldi, F., Carvalheiro, R., Albuquerque, L. G. de; Current applications and perspectives of genomic selection in Bos indicus (Nellore) cattle.. IFIS Food and Health Sciences Database 2022; doi:
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