|Title||New insights into the value of Dutch gene bank for cattle breeds|
|Source||New insights into the value of Dutch gene bank for cattle breeds, CGN Website, 2018-10-02, https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Statutory-research-tasks/Centre-for-Genetic-Resources-the-Netherlands-1/Show-CGN-UK/New-insights-into-the-value-of-Dutch-gene-bank-for-cattle-breeds.htm|
Animal Breeding & Genomics
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The Dutch gene bank collection for cattle breeds was set up in 1993 and is managed by the Centre for Genetic Resources, the Netherlands (CGN) of Wageningen University & Research. The collection consists of genetic material (semen) of rare Dutch cattle breeds, as well as a representative sample of the breeding programs of Holstein Friesian (HF) and Meuse-Rhine-Yssel (MRY) of the last decennia. Researchers of Wageningen University & Research showed that the stored material of HF and MRY is valuable for conservation of genetic diversity and potentially for future genetic improvement if substantial changes in breeding goal occur.