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Evidence for positive selection of taurine genes within a QTL region on chromosome X associated with testicular size in Australian Brahman cattle

Russell E Lyons1, Nguyen To Loan2, Leanne Dierens1, Marina R S Fortes3*, Matthew Kelly3, Sean S McWilliam1, Yutao Li1, Rowan J Bunch1, Blair E Harrison1, William Barendse1, Sigrid A Lehnert1 and Stephen S Moore3*

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1 CSIRO, Animal, Food and Health Sciences, Queensland Bioscience Precinct, Brisbane, Qld 4067, Australia

2 School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4067, Australia

3 Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Centre for Animal Science, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Qld 4072, Australia

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BMC Genetics 2014, 15:6  doi:10.1186/1471-2156-15-6

Published: 10 January 2014

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Additional file 1: Table S1:

SNP genotyped and nucleotide sequences of primers and probes used in TaqMan® Assays.

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Additional file 2: Table S2:

Mean and Standard deviation of estimated B. taurus content of animals carrying the A and G allele of Tex11_r36k calculated using different marker sets from full autosomes (40 k) through subset of X chromosome (628).

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Additional file 3: Table S3:

Forward and reverse primers used to amplify the intron-exon boundaries, 5′UTR and 3′UTR regions of the AR gene.

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Additional file 4:

Supplementary list of SS reference numbers for new polymorphisms as provided by NCBI.

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