Milk composition

Genetic parameter estimates for buffalo milk yield, milk quality and mozzarella production and Bayesian inference analysis of their relationships

R. R. Aspilcueta-Borquis, Di Palo, R., Neto, F. R. Araujo, Baldi, F., de Camargo, G. M. F., de Albuquerque, L. G., Zicarelli, L., and Tonhati, H., Genetic parameter estimates for buffalo milk yield, milk quality and mozzarella production and Bayesian inference analysis of their relationships, vol. 9, pp. 1636-1644, 2010.

Buffalo milk has excellent physical and chemical qualities as a consequence of the high percentage of constituents. This milk property is desirable for the dairy industry because it facilitates manufacture of mozzarella cheese. We estimated genetic parameters for milk yield, milk fat and protein and their effects on mozzarella cheese production using Bayesian inference.

A novel polymorphism of the lactoferrin gene and its association with milk composition and body traits in dairy goats

B. L. Guo, Jiao, Y., He, C., Wei, L. X., Chang, Z. H., Yue, X. P., Lan, X. Y., Chen, H., and Lei, C. Z., A novel polymorphism of the lactoferrin gene and its association with milk composition and body traits in dairy goats, vol. 9, pp. 2199-2206, 2010.

Milk composition and body measurement traits, influenced by genes and environmental factors, play important roles in value assessments of efficiency and productivity in dairy goats. Lactoferrin (LF), involved in the efficient expression of protein in milk, is also an anabolic factor in skeletal tissue and a potent osteoblast survival factor. Therefore, it is an important candidate gene for milk composition and body measurement trait selection in marker-assisted selection.

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