Bull fertility may hinge on gene diversity

PENN STATE (US) — In trying to understand dwindling fertility rates in cattle, researchers find the Y chromosomes of cattle have far more genes than other mammals.

This discovery may help biologists better understand how cattle and other mammals evolved, as well as help animal breeders and farmers better maintain and enhance fertility in the cattle industry, says Wansheng Liu, associate professor of animal genomics at Penn State.

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Source: Futurity.org » Science & Technology

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