Detection and replication of QTL underlying resistance to gastrointestinal nematodes in adult sheep using the ovine 50K SNP array
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Genetics Selection Evolution, 2016, vol. 48, n. 4
Institut National de la Recherche Agronomique (INRA)
Persistence of gastrointestinal nematode (GIN) infection and the related control methods have major impacts on the sheep industry worldwide. Based on the information generated with the Illumina OvineSNP50 BeadChip (50 K chip), this study aims at confirming quantitative trait loci (QTL) that were previously identified by microsatellite ‑ based genome scans and identifying new QTL and allelic variants that are associated with indicator traits of parasite resistance in adult sheep. We used a commercial half ‑ sib population of 518 Spanish Churra ewes with available data for fecal egg counts (FEC) and serum levels of immunoglobulin A (IgA) to perform different genome scan QTL mapping analyses based on classical linkage analysis (LA), a combined linkage disequilibrium and linkage analysis (LDLA) and a genome ‑ wide association study (GWAS)
This work was supported by a competitive grant from the Castilla and León regional government (Junta de Castilla y León) (Ref. LE245A12-2) and the AGL2012-34437 project funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (MINECO). M Atlija is a grateful grantee of a Marie Curie fellowship funded by the EC-funded Initial Training Network (ITN) NematodeSystemHealth (FP7-PEOPLE-2010-ITN Ref. 264639). B Gutiérrez-Gil is funded through the Spanish “Ramón y Cajal” Programme (RYC-2012-10230) from the MINECO.