Table 1

The number of animals per breed, the breed codes and coding schemes

Type

Breed type

Breed

N

Breed code1

data code no2

FST group code3

Comment


beef

British taurine purebred

Angus

41

ANG

0

0

beef

British taurine purebred

Hereford

28

HFD

1

1

beef

British taurine composite

Murray Grey

20

MGY

2

2

beef

British taurine purebred

Shorthorn

27

SHN

3

3

beef

sanga-taurine composite

Belmont Red

24

BEL

4

4

beef

zebu composite

Brahman

21

BRM

5

5

beef

zebu-taurine composite

Santa Gertrudis

28

SGT

6

6

dairy

European taurine purebred

Brown Swiss

4

BSW

7

7

dairy

European taurine purebred

Holstein

52

HOL

8

8

dairy

European taurine crossbred

Brown Swiss Holstein

26

BHX

9

7

dairy

Channel Isle purebred

Guernsey

4

GNS

10

9

dairy

Channel Isle purebred

Jersey

10

JER

11

9

dairy

Channel Isle European crossbred

Guernsey Holstein

2

GHX

12

9

dairy

Channel Isle European crossbred

Holstein Jersey

9

HJX

13

9

dairy

British taurine purebred

Illawarra Shorthorn

8

IWS

14

10

dairy

British European Scandinavian crossbred

Australian Red

54

AUR

15

10

3breed

dairy

European crossbred

Brown Swiss cross

5

BSWX

16

7

3breed

dairy

European crossbred

Holstein cross

3

HOLX

17

8

3breed

dairy

Channel Isle crossbred

Jersey cross

4

JERX

18

9

3breed

dairy

zebu-taurine composite

Australian Friesian Sahiwal

5

AFS

19

999

excluded from FST

extra

many breeds

repeats and unknown crossbred

10

NA

999

999


1Breed Code is the 3-letter code for each breed, 2data code no is the numerical code for each breed in the analysis, and 3FST group code is the grouping used for the analysis of positive selection. Code values of 999 mean coded as missing data.

Barendse et al. BMC Genomics 2009 10:178   doi:10.1186/1471-2164-10-178

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