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Bovine Polledness – An Autosomal Dominant Trait with Allelic Heterogeneity
The persistent horns are an important trait of speciation for the family Bovidae with complex morphogenesis taking place briefly after birth. The polledness is highly favourable in modern cattleExpand
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Novel Insights into the Bovine Polled Phenotype and Horn Ontogenesis in Bovidae
Despite massive research efforts, the molecular etiology of bovine polledness and the developmental pathways involved in horn ontogenesis are still poorly understood. In a recent article, we providedExpand
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A genome-wide scan for signatures of differential artificial selection in ten cattle breeds
BackgroundSince the times of domestication, cattle have been continually shaped by the influence of humans. Relatively recent history, including breed formation and the still enduring enormousExpand
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Whole-genome analysis of introgressive hybridization and characterization of the bovine legacy of Mongolian yaks
The yak is remarkable for its adaptation to high altitude and occupies a central place in the economies of the mountainous regions of Asia. At lower elevations, it is common to hybridize yaks withExpand
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The 80-kb DNA duplication on BTA1 is the only remaining candidate mutation for the polled phenotype of Friesian origin
BackgroundThe absence of horns, called polled phenotype, is the favored trait in modern cattle husbandry. To date, polled cattle are obtained primarily by dehorning calves. Dehorning is a practiceExpand
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SNP-based association mapping of the polled gene in divergent cattle breeds.
Naturally, hornless cattle are called polled. Although the POLL locus could be assigned to a c. 1.36-Mb interval in the centromeric region of BTA1, the underlying genetic basis for the polled traitExpand
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Genome-wide mapping of 10 calving and fertility traits in Holstein dairy cattle with special regard to chromosome 18.
Over the last decades, a dramatic decrease in reproductive performance has been observed in Holstein cattle and fertility problems have become the most common reason for a cow to leave the herd. TheExpand
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Confirmation of a non-synonymous SNP in PNPLA8 as a candidate causal mutation for Weaver syndrome in Brown Swiss cattle
BackgroundBovine progressive degenerative myeloencephalopathy (Weaver syndrome) is a neurodegenerative disorder in Brown Swiss cattle that is characterized by progressive hind leg weakness andExpand
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SNP-based association mapping of Arachnomelia in Fleckvieh cattle.
Bovine arachnomelia is an inherited congenital disorder with malformation mainly of the limbs, the vertebral column and the skull, following a monogenic autosomal recessive heredity. Despite almostExpand
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Recovery of Native Genetic Background in Admixed Populations Using Haplotypes, Phenotypes, and Pedigree Information – Using Cika Cattle as a Case Breed
The aim of this study was to obtain unbiased estimates of the diversity parameters, the population history, and the degree of admixture in Cika cattle which represents the local admixed breeds atExpand
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