Data from: Multiple QTL underlie milk phenotypes at the CSF2RB locus

Thomas J. Lopdell, Kathryn Tiplady, Christine Couldrey, Thomas J. J. Johnson, Michael Keehan, Stephen R. Davis, Bevin L. Harris, Richard J. Spelman, Russell G. Snell & Mathew D. Littlejohn
Background: Over many years, artificial selection has substantially improved milk production by cows. However, the genes that underlie milk production quantitative trait loci (QTL) remain relatively poorly characterised. Here, we investigate a previously reported QTL located at the CSF2RB locus on chromosome 5, for several milk production phenotypes, to better understand its underlying genetic and molecular causes. Results: Using a population of 29,350 taurine dairy cows, we conducted association analyses for milk yield and composition...

Registration Year

  • 2018

Resource Types

  • Dataset


  • Livestock Improvement Corporation
  • University of Auckland