Associations between novel single nucleotide polymorphisms in the Bos taurus growth hormone gene and performance traits in Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle.

@article{Mullen2010AssociationsBN,
  title={Associations between novel single nucleotide polymorphisms in the Bos taurus growth hormone gene and performance traits in Holstein-Friesian dairy cattle.},
  author={Michael P. Mullen and Donagh P Berry and Dawn J. Howard and Michael G. Diskin and Ciaran Oliver Lynch and Erik W Berkowicz and David A. Magee and David E. MacHugh and Sin{\'e}ad M Waters},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2010},
  volume={93 12},
  pages={
          5959-69
        }
}
Growth hormone, produced in the anterior pituitary gland, stimulates the release of insulin-like growth factor-I from the liver and is of critical importance in the control of nutrient utilization and partitioning for lactogenesis, fertility, growth, and development in cattle. The aim of this study was to discover novel polymorphisms in the bovine growth hormone gene (GH1) and to quantify their association with performance using estimates of genetic merit on 848 Holstein-Friesian AI (artificial… CONTINUE READING
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