Testing for the presence of previously identified QTL for milk production traits in new populations

P. Wiener, I. Maclean, J.L. Williams, John Woolliams

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Five chromosomal regions previously associated with milk production traits were tested in 16 families of Black and White cattle from the UK. The traits were also linearly transformed into genetically and phenotypically independent variables normalized by phenotypic variances ('canonical traits'). Significant associations with the untransformed and canonical traits were found for bovine chromosome 6. There was also evidence that chromosome 9 influenced these traits. The linear transformation clarified the effects of chromosomal regions; regions with effects on all three untransformed traits (milk, fat and protein yields) were generally condensed into an effect on a single canonical trait. Comparison of our results with those reported previously for American Holstein cattle suggested that the QTL may not be the same.
Original languageUndefined/Unknown
Pages (from-to)385-395
Number of pages11
JournalAnimal Genetics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • cattle chromosome 6 interval mapping linear transformation quantitative trait loci half-sib populations dairy-cattle loci chromosome-6 markers model

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