Journal article

Genes influencing milk production traits predominantly affect one of four biological pathways

Amanda Jane Chamberlain, Helen Clare McPartlan, Michael Edward Goddard

Genetics Selection Evolution | EDP SCIENCES S A | Published : 2008


In this study we introduce a method that accounts for false positive and false negative results in attempting to estimate the true proportion of quantitative trait loci that affect two different traits. This method was applied to data from a genome scan that was used to detect QTL for three independent milk production traits, Australian Selection Index (ASI), protein percentage (P%) and fat percentage corrected for protein percentage (F% - P%). These four different scenarios are attributed to four biological pathways: QTL that (1) increase or decrease total mammary gland production (affecting ASI only); (2) increase or decrease lactose synthesis resulting in the volume of milk being changed ..

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