Quantitative trait loci with additive effects on growth and carcass traits in a Wagyu-Limousin F2 population.

@article{Alexander2007QuantitativeTL,
  title={Quantitative trait loci with additive effects on growth and carcass traits in a Wagyu-Limousin F2 population.},
  author={Leeson J. Alexander and Thomas W. Geary and Warren M. Snelling and Michael D Macneil},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2007},
  volume={38 4},
  pages={
          413-6
        }
}
A whole-genome scan for carcass traits [average daily gain during the pre-weaning, growth and finishing periods; birth weight; hot carcass weight and longissimus muscle area (LMA)] was performed on 328 F(2) progeny produced from Wagyu x Limousin-cross parents derived from eight founder Wagyu bulls. Nine significant (P </= 0.05) and four suggestive (P </= 0.1) QTL affecting seven growth and carcass traits were identified. Significant QTL were located on bovine chromosomes 2, 4, 7, 9, 12, 16, 17… CONTINUE READING