Thoroughbred Racehorse Mitochondrial DNA Demonstrates Closer Than Expected Links Between Maternal Genetic History And Pedigree Records: Pedigree analysis is one of the main methods used to ascertain future potential for racing performance. Despite the importance of pedigree, there is some doubt as to the voracity of historic pedigrees. This study found that, in fact, maternal sub-lineages represent a more accurate breeding record than previously thought.
Bower MA, Whitten M, Nisbet RER, Spencer M, Dominy KM, Murphy AM, Cassidy R, Barrett E, Hill EW, Binns M. Journal of Animal Breeding and Genetics. 2013 Jun;130(3):227-35.
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