Characterization of a QTL region affecting clinical mastitis and protein yield on BTA6.

@article{Nilsen2009CharacterizationOA,
  title={Characterization of a QTL region affecting clinical mastitis and protein yield on BTA6.},
  author={Heidi Nilsen and Hanne Gro Olsen and Ben J. Hayes and Torfinn Nome and Erling Sehested and Morten T. Svendsen and Theo H. E. Meuwissen and Sigbj\orn Lien},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={40 5},
  pages={701-12}
}
Quantitative trait loci affecting clinical mastitis were detected and fine mapped to a narrow region on bovine chromosome 6 in the Norwegian Red cattle population. The region includes the casein gene cluster and several candidate genes thought to influence clinical mastitis. The most significant results were found for SNPs within the Mucin 7 gene. This gene encodes an antimicrobial peptide and constitutes part of the first line of defence for the mucosal immune system. Detection of long… CONTINUE READING

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