Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/2440/39772
Type: Conference paper
Title: QTL for meat colour and pH IN Bos Taurus cattle
Author: Esmailizadeh Koshkoih, A.
Pitchford, W.
Morris, C.
Cullen, N.
Crawford, A.
Bottema, C.
Citation: Application of new genetic technologies to animal breeeding : proceedings of the sixteenth conference : Noosa Lakes, Queensland, Australia, 25th September-28th September 2005 / Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics: pp.111-114
Publisher: CSIRO Publishing
Publisher Place: Brisbane
Issue Date: 2005
ISBN: 064309234X
Conference Name: Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics Conference (16th : 2005 : Noosa Lakes, Australia)
Abstract: An experimental cattle backcross between the Jersey and Limousin breeds was performed in Australia and New Zealand to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) for diverse production traits. Six crossbred sires and their progeny were genotyped for 253 informative microsatellite markers covering the 29 bovine autosomes. This study reports the results for meat colour and pH recorded on 355 backcross animals in Australia. Results of the genome scan using regression interval mapping revealed evidence for QTL (<5% chromosome-wise level) on BTA10, 18, 19, and 27 for meat colour and BTA2, 3, 5, 6, 11, 12, 13, 16, 24 and 27 for meat pH. A number of detected QTL were mapped to genomic regions likely to contain the 'RN' or 'RYR1' genes, which are known to affect meat quality traits in pigs.
Keywords: beef cattle; meat colour; pH; quantitative trait loci
Description: The document attached has been archived with permission from the Association for the Advancement of Animal Breeding and Genetics.
RMID: 0020073672
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