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MEDIA ADVISORY: MU Expert to Discuss Humans’ Role in Cattle DNA

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Christian Basi,, 573-882-4430

By Diamond Dixon

Adaptations in cattle, such as increased milk production and docile temperament, have direct links to cows’ interactions with humans throughout previous centuries. These interactions have shaped cattle’s DNA and, ultimately, have resulted in the domestication of a species that was completely wild 10,000 years ago.

Heralded as one of the world’s top experts in cattle DNA, University of Missouri Curators Professor Jerry Taylor will discuss the relationship between cattle DNA and human history at the 10th annual 21st Century Corps of Discovery Lecture.

Jerry Taylor, Curators Professor of Genetics and Animal Sciences and Wurdack Chair in Animal Genomics in the MU College of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

3:30 p.m., Monday, Sept. 16

Stotler Lounge, Memorial Union North
MU Campus

This event is free and open to the public.