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Three novel SNPs of the bovine Tf gene in Chinese native cattle and their associations with milk production traits

Z. H. Ju, Li, Q. L., Huang, J. M., Hou, M. H., Li, R. L., Li, J. B., Zhong, J. F., and Wang, C. F., Three novel SNPs of the bovine Tf gene in Chinese native cattle and their associations with milk production traits, vol. 10, pp. 340-352, 2011.

Transferrin (Tf) is a β-globulin protein that transports iron ions in mammalian cells. It contributes to innate immunity to microbial pathogens, primarily by limiting microbial access to iron. Thus, polymorphisms present in bovine Tf could potentially underlie inherited differences in mastitis resistance and milk production traits.

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