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Application of site and haplotype-frequency based approaches for detecting selection signatures in cattle

Saber Qanbari1*, Daniel Gianola2, Ben Hayes3, Flavio Schenkel4, Steve Miller4, Stephen Moore5, Georg Thaller6 and Henner Simianer1

Author Affiliations

1 Animal Breeding and Genetics Group, Department of Animal Sciences, Georg-August University, 37075 Göttingen, Germany

2 Department of Animal Sciences and Department of Dairy Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53706, USA

3 Animal Genetics and Genomics, Primary Industries Research Victoria, 475 Mickleham Rd, Attwood, VIC 3049, Australia

4 Centre for Genetic Improvement of Livestock, Department of Animal and Poultry Science, University of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1 Canada

5 Department of Agricultural, Food and Nutritional Science, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada

6 Institute of Animal Breeding and Animal Husbandry, Christian-Albrechts-University, 24098 Kiel, Germany

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BMC Genomics 2011, 12:318  doi:10.1186/1471-2164-12-318

Published: 16 June 2011

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Supplementary tables. Table S1. Genomic regions associated with extreme |iHS| values. |iHS| values averaged over non-overlapping windows of each 500 kb. Table S2. Genomic regions associated with extreme FST values (P < 2.5%). FST values averaged over non-overlapping windows of each 500 kb.

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Figure S1. Distribution of |iHS| values across the genome of beef breeds. Dashed lines display the threshold level of 0.05.

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