Research Article

Identification of SNPs located on BTA 6 and BTA 20 significantly associated with bovine respiratory disease in crossbred cattle

Published: October 06, 2016
Genet. Mol. Res. 15(4): gmr8861 DOI: 10.4238/gmr.15048861

Abstract

The objective of the present study was to evaluate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located in two quantitative trait locus (QTL) regions (BTA 6 and BTA 20) that are associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). A population of 323 crossbred steers sired by five purebred sire breeds during 2010-2013 (Angus, Braford, Braunvieh, Charolais, and Simmental) were evaluated for BRD susceptibility during the finishing process at a commercial feedlot. A total of 21 animals representing all sire breeds were affected with BRD at some time during the finishing process over the 4-year period. Although multiple sire breeds were evaluated in the present study, no sire breed effects were detected. A total of 82 SNPs were evaluated (58 on BTA 6 and 24 on BTA 20) in the present study for potential associations with BRD incidence. When evaluating the previously described QTL regions on BTA 6, three SNPs (rs42968895, rs42823614, and rs43448463) were significantly (P

The objective of the present study was to evaluate single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) located in two quantitative trait locus (QTL) regions (BTA 6 and BTA 20) that are associated with bovine respiratory disease (BRD). A population of 323 crossbred steers sired by five purebred sire breeds during 2010-2013 (Angus, Braford, Braunvieh, Charolais, and Simmental) were evaluated for BRD susceptibility during the finishing process at a commercial feedlot. A total of 21 animals representing all sire breeds were affected with BRD at some time during the finishing process over the 4-year period. Although multiple sire breeds were evaluated in the present study, no sire breed effects were detected. A total of 82 SNPs were evaluated (58 on BTA 6 and 24 on BTA 20) in the present study for potential associations with BRD incidence. When evaluating the previously described QTL regions on BTA 6, three SNPs (rs42968895, rs42823614, and rs43448463) were significantly (P