Molecular Characterization of Milk Protein Genes in Sudanese Dairy Cattle

There is an urgent need to conserve the pure Sudanese dairy cattle breeds and to study the genetic components and breed attributes as a primary step in any conservation programme.
The motivation for the conservation of Sudanese local cattle breeds is their adaptation to harsh environmental conditions, which allows using them directly in subsequent breeding and cross breeding programs for the design of genetic improvement programs.
Molecular genetics offers the opportunity to dissect phenotypic differences at the molecular level, which provides more detailed genotypic information on individuals as well as information on which alleles or chromosomal segments are transmitted by a parent to its offspring, and offers the opportunity to better exploit phenotypic information to identify the genetically unique individuals which can be use in subsequent improvement program.
The composition of bovine milk protein is an important factor for the profitability of the dairy industry.
Natural variation in milk protein concentration can markedly affect the yield and quality of cheese making processes, thus causing a direct and significant economic impact on the producers.

Principal Investigators
Brockmann, Gudrun A. Prof. Dr. habil. rer. nat. (Details) (Breeding Biology and Molecular Animal Breeding)

Duration of Project
Start date: 01/2012
End date: 09/2012

Rahmatalla SA, Mueller U, Strucken EM, Reissmann M, Brockmann GA (2011) The F279Y polymorphism of the GHR gene and its relation to milk production and somatic cell score in German Holstein dairy cattle. J Appl Genet 52(4):459-65. DOI 10.1007/s13353-011-0051-3
Strucken EM, de Koning DJ, Rahmatalla SA, Brockmann GA (2011) Lactation curve models for estimating gene effects over a timeline. J. Dairy Sci. 94:442–449
Strucken EM, Rahmatalla S, de Koning DJ, Brockmann GA (2010) Haplotype analysis and linkage disequilibrium for DGAT1. Archiv Tierzucht 53:247-255
Rahmatalla S, Müller U, Strucken EM, Brockmann GA (2008) Der Effekt von DGAT1-Genvarianten in Deutschen Holstein Kühen unter Produktionsbedingungen. Züchtungskunde 80: 473-484

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