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Genome-wide associations for milk production and somatic cell score in Holstein-Friesian cattle in Ireland

Brian K Meredith15, Francis J Kearney3, Emma K Finlay4, Daniel G Bradley4, Alan G Fahey5, Donagh P Berry2 and David J Lynn1*

Author Affiliations

1 Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath, Ireland

2 Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Teagasc, Animal & Grassland Research and Innovation Centre, Moorepark, Co. Cork, Fermoy, Ireland

3 Irish Cattle Breeding Federation, Bandon, Co. Cork, Ireland

4 Smurfit Institute of Genetics, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin 2, Ireland

5 School of Agriculture and Food Science, University College Dublin, Dublin 4, Belfield, Ireland

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BMC Genetics 2012, 13:21  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-13-21

Published: 26 March 2012

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Additional file 1:

Summary statistics for the cow dataset. This file contains summary statistics for the phenotypic data in the cow validation dataset mentioned in the manuscript. Summary statistics include the total number of phenotypic records (N), mean and standard deviation (σ) for each trait in the cows. Phenotypes in the cows are expressed as yield deviations on a PTA scale.

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Additional file 2:

Correlations between phenotypes for the cow dataset. This file contains Pearson correlations between phenotypes in the cow dataset expressed as yield deviations on a PTA scale.

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All Significant Associations. This file contains all significant SNPs detected across all the analyses in the sires and cows. Significant associations are presented separately for each analysis with separate worksheets for each trait.

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Cow Dataset Materials and Methods. This file contains information on the materials and methods used for the cow validation dataset mentioned in the manuscript.

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