Prioritization based on neutral genetic diversity may fail to conserve important characteristics in cattle breeds

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Prioritization based on neutral genetic diversity may fail to conserve important characteristics in cattle breeds. / Hall, S J G; Lenstra, J A; Deeming, D C; The European Cattle Genetic Diversity Consortium ; Holm, Lars-Erik.

In: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, Vol. 129, No. 3, 06.2012, p. 218-225.

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Hall, SJG, Lenstra, JA, Deeming, DC, The European Cattle Genetic Diversity Consortium & Holm, L-E 2012, 'Prioritization based on neutral genetic diversity may fail to conserve important characteristics in cattle breeds', Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, vol. 129, no. 3, pp. 218-225. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.2011.00949.x

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Hall, S. J. G., Lenstra, J. A., Deeming, D. C., The European Cattle Genetic Diversity Consortium, & Holm, L-E. (2012). Prioritization based on neutral genetic diversity may fail to conserve important characteristics in cattle breeds. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics, 129(3), 218-225. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.2011.00949.x

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Hall SJG, Lenstra JA, Deeming DC, The European Cattle Genetic Diversity Consortium, Holm L-E. 2012. Prioritization based on neutral genetic diversity may fail to conserve important characteristics in cattle breeds. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 129(3):218-225. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.2011.00949.x

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Hall SJG, Lenstra JA, Deeming DC, The European Cattle Genetic Diversity Consortium, Holm L-E. Prioritization based on neutral genetic diversity may fail to conserve important characteristics in cattle breeds. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 2012 Jun;129(3):218-225. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1439-0388.2011.00949.x

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Hall, S J G ; Lenstra, J A ; Deeming, D C ; The European Cattle Genetic Diversity Consortium ; Holm, Lars-Erik. / Prioritization based on neutral genetic diversity may fail to conserve important characteristics in cattle breeds. In: Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 2012 ; Vol. 129, No. 3. pp. 218-225.

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