Identification of a Short Region on Chromosome 6 Affecting Direct Calving Ease in Piedmontese Cattle Breed

@inproceedings{Bongiorni2012IdentificationOA,
  title={Identification of a Short Region on Chromosome 6 Affecting Direct Calving Ease in Piedmontese Cattle Breed},
  author={Silvia Bongiorni and Giordano Mancini and Giovanni Chillemi and Lorraine Pariset and Alessio Valentini},
  booktitle={PloS one},
  year={2012}
}
Calving in cattle is affected by calf morphology and by dam characteristics. It is described by two different traits: maternal calving ease, which is the ability to generate dams with good physiological predisposition to calving, and direct calving ease, which is the ability to generate calves that are easily born. The aim of this study was to identify regions of cattle genome harboring genes possibly affecting direct calving ease in the Piedmontese cattle breed. A population of 323 bulls… CONTINUE READING
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