Table 2

Summary of markers with largest effects (p < 0.001) including the number of regions and number of chromosomes that they are found in
Trait1 # of BTA2 # of regions Combined absolute effect3 Combined relative variance
TMT 28 77 38 s 6.3%
AT 27 79 2 s 5.1%
TP 28 78 9 s 5.3%
DT 27 76 43 s 6.4%
MMF 27 75 0.45 kg/min 6.2%
AVGF 28 77 0.26 kg/min 5.4%

1TMT – total milking time, AT – ascending time, TP – time of plateau, DT – descending time, MMF – maximum milk flow, AVGF – average milk flow.

2BTA – bos Taurus autosome.

3Combined Absolute Effect – refers to the absolute largest effect that the markers can have on each of the milk flow traits by summing absolute effects across each region.

Gray et al.

Gray et al. BMC Veterinary Research 2012 8:199   doi:10.1186/1746-6148-8-199

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