Reference : Genetic variability of fatty acids in bovine milk
Scientific journals : Article
Life sciences : Genetics & genetic processes
Life sciences : Food science
Life sciences : Animal production & animal husbandry
http://hdl.handle.net/2268/20607
Genetic variability of fatty acids in bovine milk
English
Soyeurt, Hélène mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech > > >]
Gengler, Nicolas mailto [Université de Liège - ULiège > > Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech >]
1-Mar-2008
Biotechnologie, Agronomie, Société et Environnement
12
2
203-210
Yes (verified by ORBi)
International
1370-6233
[en] Fatty acids ; milk ; genetic ; heritability ; breed ; delta-9 desaturase
[en] Fatty acids composition of bovine milk influences the technological properties of butterfat and also presents some potential
benefits for human health. Impact of feeding on fat composition is well described in the literature; less information is available
about the impact of genetics. Based on few studies, essentially conducted to isolate some feeding effect, the breed seemed
to influence the fatty acids composition. The variation in the activity of δ-9 desaturase, key enzyme in the production of
monounsaturated fatty acids and conjugated linoleic acids in milk, could explain these differences. Very few studies have been
focussing on the estimation of genetic parameters of fatty acids composition. However, the moderate heritability estimates
observed by these studies for the major fatty acids could suggest a potential genetic effect.
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http://hdl.handle.net/2268/20607

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