Polymorphic Regions Affecting Human Height Also Control Stature in Cattle Academic Article uri icon


  • Orthologous positions of 55 genes associated with height in four human populations were located on the bovine genome. Single nucleotide polymorphisms close to eight of these genes were significantly associated with stature in cattle (Bos taurus and Bos indicus). This suggests that these genes may contribute to controlling stature across mammalian species.

publication date

  • March 2011