Effects of genetic variants in milk protein on yield and composition of milk from Holstein-Friesian and Simmentaler cows

AD Çardak
2007 South African Journal or Animal Science  
Milk samples from 237 Holstein-Friesian (HF) and 177 Simmentaler cows in six herds were typed for genetic variants of α S1 -, βand κ-caseins (Cn) and β-lactoglobulin (-Lg) using ultrathin-layer polyacrylamide isoelectric focusing in the presence of carrier ampholytes (3-10 pH). The frequency distribution of genetic variants of all four milk protein systems was different in HF and Simmentaler. In addition, milk production traits of the dairy cows were compared according to the genetic variants
more » ... genetic variants of each milk protein fraction. Milk yield was significantly influenced by κ-Cn (genotype AA > genotype AB) and β-Lg (AB > BB > AA) in HF, while in the Simmentaler milk yield was significantly associated with β-Cn
doi:10.4314/sajas.v35i1.4047 fatcat:xhz7ixw6pbelfa4n5zspjvhiuy