Abstract

The casein genes have been of special interest regarding association with production characters. This 
paper describes the genetic variation in a microsatellite in the K-casein gene in different Danish breeds. A 
total of 5 alleles was found in 92 unrelated animals from different beef and dairy cattle breeds. The beef 
breeds showed a higher number of alleles than the dairy cattle indicating a loss of genetic variation in the 
dairy breeds.
 

L. E Holm

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume 19. Selection and quantitative genetics; growth; reproduction; lactation; fish; fiber; meat., , 341–343, 1994
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