Detecting genetic regions associated with height in the native ponies of the British Isles by using high density SNP genotyping. [Dataset]
Winton, Clare Louise
Hegarty, Matthew J.
Nash, Deborah Mary
Davies-Morel, Mina Clare Gwynne
McEwan, Neil R.
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SKUJINA, I., WINTON, C.L., HEGARTY, M.J., MCMAHON, R., NASH, D.M., DAVIES-MOREL, M.C.G. and MCEWAN, N.R. 2018. Detecting genetic regions associated with height in the native ponies of the British Isles by using high density SNP genotyping [Dataset]. Genome [online], 61(10). Available from: http://www.nrcresearchpress.com/doi/suppl/10.1139/gen-2018-0006
The aim of this research was to map quantitative trait loci data with withers height in four pony breeds native to the British Isles. Using a genome-wide analysis approach using the Illumina EquineSNP50 Infinium BeadChip, DNA samples from either hair root or cheek swab samples were taken from 120 adult (4+ years old) ponies. The authors concluded that combined inter-breed and intra-breed genome wide association data (GWAS) can be used to identify single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) associated with height and therefore exclude SNPs that appear to be observed due to selection for breed-specific characteristics rather than to the actual trait studied, thereby enhancing our insight into loci associated with height-related traits in general.