Rowan J. Bunch
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A Validated Whole-Genome Association Study of Efficient Food Conversion in Cattle
- W. Barendse, A. Reverter, R. Bunch, B. Harrison, W. Barris, M. B. Thomas
- Biology, Medicine
- 1 July 2007
The genetic factors that contribute to efficient food conversion are largely unknown. Several physiological systems are likely to be important, including basal metabolic rate, the generation of ATP,… Expand
Genome-Wide Survey of SNP Variation Uncovers the Genetic Structure of Cattle Breeds
A survey of genetic diversity of cattle suggests two domestication events in Asia and selection by husbandry. Not Just Dinner on Legs Several thousand years ago, human beings realized the virtues of… Expand
Accuracy of prediction of genomic breeding values for residual feed intake and carcass and meat quality traits in Bos taurus, Bos indicus, and composite beef cattle.
The aim of this study was to assess the accuracy of genomic predictions for 19 traits including feed efficiency, growth, and carcass and meat quality traits in beef cattle. The 10,181 cattle in our… Expand
Genome wide signatures of positive selection: The comparison of independent samples and the identification of regions associated to traits
BackgroundThe goal of genome wide analyses of polymorphisms is to achieve a better understanding of the link between genotype and phenotype. Part of that goal is to understand the selective forces… Expand
Linkage disequilibrium over short physical distances measured in sheep using a high-density SNP chip.
The extent of linkage disequilibrium (LD) between genetic loci has implications for both association studies and the accuracy of genomic prediction. To characterise the persistence of LD in diverse… Expand
A genome-wide association study of meat and carcass traits in Australian cattle.
Chromosomal regions containing DNA variation affecting the traits intramuscular fat percentage (IMF), meat tenderness measured as peak force to shear the LM (LLPF), and rump fat measured at the… Expand
The TG5 thyroglobulin gene test for a marbling quantitative trait loci evaluated in feedlot cattle
The TG5 (thyroglobulin 5′ leader sequence) single nucleotide polymorphism has been associated with marbling in cattle fed for periods longer than 250 days. To test whether the association could be… Expand
The growth hormone 1 GH1:c.457C>G mutation is associated with intramuscular and rump fat distribution in a large sample of Australian feedlot cattle.
The GH1:c.457C>G exon 5 missense mutation in the bovine growth hormone 1 (GH1) gene that causes the replacement of leucine (L) with valine (V) was investigated in 1027 cattle with primarily Angus and… Expand
A genome-wide association study of tick burden and milk composition in cattle
To study the genetic basis of tick burden and milk production and their interrelationship, we collected a sample of 1961 cattle with multiple tick counts from northern Australia of which 973 had… Expand
Variation at the Calpain 3 gene is associated with meat tenderness in zebu and composite breeds of cattle
BackgroundQuantitative Trait Loci (QTL) affecting meat tenderness have been reported on Bovine chromosome 10. Here we examine variation at the Calpain 3 (CAPN3) gene in cattle, a gene located within… Expand