Dairy cattle differ in production, fertility, health, and other important traits in the different environment as both the phenopypic and genetic level (Winding et la., 2005 and Calus et al., 2005). Fertility of Nordic dairy cattle breeds (Holstein, Red, Jersey) is a complex trait and the heritability estimates of this traits are low ranging from 0.02-0.04. Furthermore, the expression of the trait is very sensitive to environmental factores and it is affected by the ineraction between genotype and environment (GxE).
Proceddings of the Angr-nordicnet Workshop: Genotype-by-environmnet Interactions Ad Adaptation of Farm Animal on Phenotypic and Molecular Levels, 2012, p. 13-14
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Genotype-by-Envirionment Interactions and Adaptation of Farm Animals on Phenotypic and Molecular Level, 2012