Characteristics of milk from different livestock species as a function of the quality and cheese making properties. The casein gene cluster. Effect of genetic, epigenetic, genomic variations on milk traits.
Outline of bioinformatics. Databases, genomic browsers. Alignments, matrices, BLAST.
First, second and third generation sequencing and genotyping methods. Sanger, Illumina and Nanopore sequencing; PCR, Real Time PCR, KASP genptyping, TaqMan genotyping, Open Array technology. Choice of markers and construction of a SNP panel. Haplotype analysis with Haploview.