Effects on production traits of haplotypes among casein genes in Norwegian goats and evidence for a site of preferential recombination.

@article{Hayes2006EffectsOP,
  title={Effects on production traits of haplotypes among casein genes in Norwegian goats and evidence for a site of preferential recombination.},
  author={Ben J. Hayes and Nina Hagesaether and Tormod {\AA}dn\oy and Grunde Pellerud and Paul R. Berg and Sigbj\orn Lien},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2006},
  volume={174 1},
  pages={455-64}
}
In goat milk the most abundant proteins are the casein genes, CSN1S1, CSN2, CSN1S2, and CSN3. Mutations have been identified within these genes affecting the level of gene expression, and effects on milk production traits have been reported. The aim of this study was to detect polymorphisms (SNPs) in the casein genes of Norwegian goats, resolve haplotype structures within the loci, and assess the effect of these haplotypes on milk production traits. Four hundred thirty-six Norwegian bucks were… CONTINUE READING