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DNA sequence polymorphisms in a panel of eight candidate bovine imprinted genes and their association with performance traits in Irish Holstein-Friesian cattle

David A Magee1*, Klaudia M Sikora23, Erik W Berkowicz1, Donagh P Berry4, Dawn J Howard5, Michael P Mullen4, Ross D Evans6, Charles Spillane2 and David E MacHugh17

Author Affiliations

1 Animal Genomics Laboratory, UCD School of Agriculture, Food Science and Veterinary Medicine, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

2 Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland

3 Current address: Genetics and Biotechnology Laboratory, Centre for Chromosome Biology, National University of Ireland Galway, Ireland

4 Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Fermoy, Co. Cork, Ireland

5 Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Animal and Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Teagasc, Mellows Campus, Athenry, Co. Galway, Ireland

6 Irish Cattle Breeding Federation, Highfield House, Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland

7 UCD Conway Institute of Biomolecular and Biomedical Research, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland

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BMC Genetics 2010, 11:93  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-11-93

Published: 13 October 2010

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Additional file 1:

Descriptions of the performance traits assessed in the present study. This Microsoft Word file contains detailed information for each of the phenotypic trait analysed as provided by the Irish Cattle Breeding Federation (ICBF) (http://www.icbf.com webcite)

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Additional file 2:

Within-gene pairwise SNP linkage disequilibrium (LD) values. This Microsoft Excel file contains D' and r2 measures of LD for each within-gene pairwise SNP combination

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