Loci under selection

Landscape genomics and biased FST approaches reveal single nucleotide polymorphisms under selection in goat breeds of North East Mediterranean Pariset, L, et al. BMC Genet. 2009 Feb 19; 10:7

Landscape genomics is the simultaneous study of massive amounts of markers from a single-species genome to identify regions under selection and population structuring. Ideally all samples collected for a lanscape genomics project are georeferenced samples collected across a landscape. The idea is to use as many markers from a genome to increase the precision in analyses of population dynamics and their interaction to several environmental variables.


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Scwartz, M.K., et al. Spatial Complexity, Informatics, and Wildlife Conservation: Chapter 9, Landscape Genomics: A Brief Perspective. Edited by Sam Cushman, Falk Huettmann. Spring 2010 (c).