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Research Article

Identification of a Nonsense Mutation in CWC15 Associated with Decreased Reproductive Efficiency in Jersey Cattle

  • Tad S. Sonstegard,

    Affiliation: Bovine Functional Genomics, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • John B. Cole mail,

    john.cole@ars.usda.gov

    Affiliation: Animal Improvement Programs Laboratories, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Paul M. VanRaden,

    Affiliation: Animal Improvement Programs Laboratories, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Curtis P. Van Tassell,

    Affiliation: Bovine Functional Genomics, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Daniel J. Null,

    Affiliation: Animal Improvement Programs Laboratories, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Steven G. Schroeder,

    Affiliation: Bovine Functional Genomics, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Derek Bickhart,

    Affiliation: Bovine Functional Genomics, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Matthew C. McClure

    Affiliation: Bovine Functional Genomics, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Published: January 22, 2013
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0054872

About the Authors

Tad S. Sonstegard, Curtis P. Van Tassell, Steven G. Schroeder, Derek Bickhart, Matthew C. McClure
Bovine Functional Genomics, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America
John B. Cole, Paul M. VanRaden, Daniel J. Null
Animal Improvement Programs Laboratories, United States Department of Agriculture, Agricultural Research Service, Beltsville, Maryland, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: john.cole@ars.usda.gov

Competing Interests

The American Jersey Cattle Association provided funding for genome sequencing. The contribution by scientists in the Animal Improvement Programs and Bovine Functional Genomics Laboratories are supported by appropriated projects 1265-31000-096-00 and 1265-31000-098-00, respectively. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TSS PMV CVT. Performed the experiments: SGS DB DJN MCM. Analyzed the data: TSS PMV CVT DJN JBC DB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CVT. Wrote the paper: JBC TSS PMV DJN SGS MCM DB.