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Biochemical Genetics

, Volume 55, Issue 2, pp 158–167 | Cite as

Association of STAT5A Gene Variants with Milk Production Traits in Agerolese Cattle

  • Maria SelvaggiEmail author
  • Sara Albarella
  • Cataldo Dario
  • Vincenzo Peretti
  • Francesca Ciotola
Original Article

Abstract

Two polymorphisms at STAT5A gene were investigated in a sample of Agerolese cows. The aims of the present study were to estimate the allele and genotype frequencies and to investigate the relationship among genotypes and milk production traits. Milk production traits were analyzed for each animal in the first, second, third, and fourth lactation. No genetic variability was found at STAT5A/AvaI locus. At STAT5A/MslI locus, the frequencies of T and C alleles were 0.875 and 0.125, respectively. Significant differences between genotypes were found: TT cow produced a milk with a higher content of fat and protein when compared with TC.

Keywords

STAT5A Gene polymorphisms Agerolese cattle breed Milk yield Milk quality 

Notes

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Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Maria Selvaggi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Sara Albarella
    • 2
  • Cataldo Dario
    • 1
  • Vincenzo Peretti
    • 2
  • Francesca Ciotola
    • 2
  1. 1.Section of Veterinary Science and Animal Production, Department of DETOUniversity of Bari ‘Aldo Moro’ValenzanoItaly
  2. 2.Department of Veterinary Medicine and Animal ProductionUniversity Federico IINaplesItaly

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