Anim Biosci 2022 Jun 24. Epub 2022 Jun 24.
Chongqing Academy of Animal Sciences, Chongqing, 402460, China.
Objective: This study aimed in investigating the significant SNPs and genes associated with nine reproduction and morphological traits in three breed populations of Chinese goats.
Methods: The genome-wide association of nine reproduction and morphological traits (litter size, nipple number, wattle, skin color, coat color, black dorsal line, beard, beard length, and hind leg hair) were analyzed in three Chinese native goat breeds（n = 336） using an Illumina GoatSNP54K Beadchip.
Results: A total of 17 genome-wide or chromosome-wide significant SNPs associated with one reproduction trait (litter size) and six morphological traits (wattle, coat color, black dorsal line, beard, beard length, and hind leg hair) were identified in three Chinese native goat breeds, and the candidate genes were annotated. Read More