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International Sheep Genomics Consortium

The International Sheep Genomics Consortium is a partnership of scientists and funding agencies from Australia, Austria, Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, India, Iran, Israel, Italy, Kenya, New Zealand, Norway, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom and United States to develop public genomic resources that will help researchers find genes associated with production, quality and disease traits in sheep.

The project commenced informally in 2002 with the creation of a high quality ovine BAC library, and was built on an existing collaboration for the International Mapping Flock that was created nearly a decade earlier.