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Data from: Genomic divergence of zebu and taurine cattle identified through high-density SNP genotyping

    The following is taken directly from the introduction of the paper. In this study, we used a pure drift FST model [11] which assumes all animals originated from the same ancestral population. This model was applied to taurine and zebu animals to identify loci under selection. These two groups correspond to the main (and most ancestral) separation of domestic cattle, which in most but not all cases corresponds to animals adapted to tropical and temperate environments. The identification of such loci can aid in the identification of genes and genomic variants that are related to environmental adaptation and/or selection derived from human agro-pastoral activities.

    Data from: Estimation of pool construction and technical error

      Animals were incorporated into pools in different proportions to estimate error and evaluate factors influencing error. Animals were incorporated into 2 types of pools, sub-pools and super pools. Within phenotype, liver abscess or normal, 16 animals were combined into 4 sub-pools, 4 animals per sub-pool in parts of 1:2:3:4. Sub-pools were constructed based on crushed frozen liver tissue mass. Within phenotype, 4 sub-pools were incorporated into 2 super pools in parts of 1:2:3:4 for super pool 1 and 3:4:1:2 for super pool 2. Super pools were made based on DNA quantity. Errors in DNA quantification would create error in forming super pools from sub-pools and variation in cell content or DNA content of liver tissue would result in error in combining sub-pools from animals.