From genotype to phenotype in bovine functional genomics

Brief Funct Genomics. 2011 May;10(3):165-71. doi: 10.1093/bfgp/elr019.


In past 5 years, the promise that came with genome sequencing has revolutionized the functional genomics research field at unprecedented manner. It would soon know what all known genes do, particularly genes involved in genetic improvement of animal health and increase food animal production. With the availability of full bovine genomic sequence, yet we still have a lot of daunting tasks on 'genotype-to-phenotype problem' particularly about the phenotypic variations and trying to predict what genes are likely to be involved, and improved integrated interactive database. This article outlined and discussed about the current status of bovine functional genomics, recent development in bovine genome databases particularly in annotation of bovine genome, bovine quantitative trait loci database and its potential impact to unveil the from genotype-to-phenotype problem.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Cattle / genetics*
  • Databases, Genetic
  • Genome*
  • Genomics / methods*
  • Genotype*
  • Phenotype*