Genetic Architecture of Milk, Fat, Protein, Mastitis and Fertility Studied using NGS Data in Holstein Cattle

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The use of genomic information in genetic evaluation has revolutionized dairy cattle breeding. It remains a major challenge to understand the genetic basis of variation for quantitative traits. Here, we study the genetic architecture for milk, fat, protein, mastitis and fertility indices in dairy cattle using NGS variants. The analysis was done using a linear mixed model (LMM) and a Bayesian mixture model (BMM). The top 10 QTL identified by LMM analyses explained 22.61, 23.86, 10.88, 18.58 and 14.83% of the total genetic variance for these traits respectively. Trait-specific sets of 4,964 SNPs from NGS variants (most ‘associated’ SNP for each 0.5 Mbp bin) explained 81.0, 81.6, 85.0, 60.4 and 70.9% of total genetic variance for milk, fat, protein, mastitis and fertility indices when analyzed simultaneously by BMM

OriginalsprogEngelsk
Udgivelsesår17 aug. 2014
Antal sider3
StatusUdgivet - 17 aug. 2014
Begivenhed10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP) - The Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Vancouver, Canada
Varighed: 17 aug. 201422 aug. 2014
Konferencens nummer: 10th

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Konference10th World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production (WCGALP)
Nummer10th
LokationThe Westin Bayshore, 1601 Bayshore Drive, Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4
LandCanada
ByVancouver
Periode17/08/201422/08/2014

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