Milk fatty acid unsaturation: genetic parameters and effects of stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD1) and acyl CoA: diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 (DGAT1).

@article{Schennink2008MilkFA,
  title={Milk fatty acid unsaturation: genetic parameters and effects of stearoyl-CoA desaturase (SCD1) and acyl CoA: diacylglycerol acyltransferase 1 (DGAT1).},
  author={Anke Schennink and Jeroen M L Heck and Henk Bovenhuis and Marleen H. P. W. Visker and Hein J F van Valenberg and Johana M van Arendonk},
  journal={Journal of dairy science},
  year={2008},
  volume={91 5},
  pages={2135-43}
}
With regard to human health aspects of milk fat, increasing the amount of unsaturated fatty acids in milk is an important selection objective. The cow's diet has an influence on the degree of unsaturation, but literature suggests that genetics also plays a role. To estimate genetic variation in milk fatty acid unsaturation indices, milk fatty acid composition of 1,933 Dutch Holstein Friesian heifers was measured and unsaturation indices were calculated. An unsaturation index represents the… CONTINUE READING
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