Genome-wide association studies (GWAS) are a powerful tool for detecting genomic regions explaining variation in phenotype. The objectives of the present study were to identify or refine the positions of genomic regions affecting milk production, milk components and fertility traits in Canadian Holstein cattle, and to use these positions to identify genes and pathways that may influence these traits.
Nayeri, S., Sargolzaei, M., Abo-Ismail, M. K., May, N., Miller, S. P., Schenkel, F., … Stothard, P. (2016). Genome-wide association for milk production and female fertility traits in Canadian dairy Holstein cattle. BMC Genetics, 17(1). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12863-016-0386-1