Detection and mapping of QTL on bovine chromosomes 2 and 5 segregating for live weight, average daily gain and body measurements in Japanese black cattle
A. E. O. Malau-Aduli*1, T. Niibayashi3, T. Kojima3, K. Oshima3, Y. Mizoguchi4 and M. Komatsu2
1Animal Production and Genetics, School of Agricultural Science, Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology, University of Tasmania, Private Bag 54 Hobart, Tasmania 7001, Australia.
2Department of Animal Breeding and Reproduction, National Institute of Livestock and Grassland Science, Tsukuba, Ibaraki 305-0901, Japan.
3Laboratory of Animal Breeding and Reproduction, Department of Livestock and Grassland Science, National Agricultural Research Centre for Western Region, Oda, Shimane 694-0013, Japan.
4Shirakawa Institute of Animal Genetics, Nishigo-nura, Fukushima 961-8061, Japan.
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