Bivariate Genome-Wide Association Analysis of the Growth and Intake Components of Feed Efficiency

@inproceedings{Serao2013BivariateGA,
  title={Bivariate Genome-Wide Association Analysis of the Growth and Intake Components of Feed Efficiency},
  author={Nicola V. L. Serao and Dianelys Gonz{\'a}lez-Pe{\~n}a and Jonathan E. Beever and Germ{\'a}n A. Bollero and Bruce R. Southey and D. B. Faulkner and Sandra L. Rodriguez-Zas},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2013}
}
Single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with average daily gain (ADG) and dry matter intake (DMI), two major components of feed efficiency in cattle, were identified in a genome-wide association study (GWAS). Uni- and multi-SNP models were used to describe feed efficiency in a training data set and the results were confirmed in a validation data set. Results from the univariate and bivariate analyses of ADG and DMI, adjusted by the feedlot beef steer maintenance requirements, were… CONTINUE READING