Estimation of genetic parameters and genome scan for 15 semen characteristics traits of Holstein bulls.

@article{Druet2009EstimationOG,
  title={Estimation of genetic parameters and genome scan for 15 semen characteristics traits of Holstein bulls.},
  author={Tom Druet and S{\'e}bastien Fritz and Eli Sellem and Benjamin Basso and Olivier G{\'e}rard and Laura Salas-Cortes and Patrice Humblot and Xavier Druart and Andr{\'e} Eggen},
  journal={Journal of animal breeding and genetics = Zeitschrift fur Tierzuchtung und Zuchtungsbiologie},
  year={2009},
  volume={126 4},
  pages={269-77}
}
A QTL detection experiment was performed in French dairy cattle to search for QTL related to male fertility. Ten families, involving a total of 515 bulls, were phenotyped for ejaculated volume and sperm concentration, number of spermatozoa, motility, velocity, percentage of motile spermatozoa after thawing and abnormal spermatozoa. A set of 148 microsatellite markers were used to realize a genome scan. First, genetic parameters were estimated for all traits. Semen production traits were found… CONTINUE READING

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