Mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) in sheep. II. Meta-assembly and identification of novel QTL for milk production traits in sheep

@inproceedings{Raadsma2009MappingQT,
  title={Mapping quantitative trait loci (QTL) in sheep. II. Meta-assembly and identification of novel QTL for milk production traits in sheep},
  author={Herman W. Raadsma and Elisabeth Jonas and David M. McGill and Matthew Hobbs and Mary K. Lam and Peter C. Thomson},
  booktitle={Genetics Selection Evolution},
  year={2009}
}
An (Awassi × Merino) × Merino backcross family of 172 ewes was used to map quantitative trait loci (QTL) for different milk production traits on a framework map of 200 loci across all autosomes. From five previously proposed mathematical models describing lactation curves, the Wood model was considered the most appropriate due to its simplicity and its… CONTINUE READING