Selection of animals for desired milk and/or tissue profile

Author: Lehnert, K; Berry, SD; Snell, Russell; Macgibbon, AKH; Spelman, R; Ankermist-Udy, A

Date: 2011

Type: Patent

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The present invention is directed to mutations in the DGAT1 gene that produce an advantageous milk, tissue and/or growth rate profile in animals carrying the mutations. The present invention is also directed to methods of identifying animals carrying the mutations in order to facilitate the selection of animals with altered milk, tissue and/or growth rate traits.

Citation: ["Patent/Trademark number: US 2011/0321182 A1 (United States). Application number: 13142092. Filed date: 24 Dec 2009. Publication/Application date: 2011"]