{Gene networks contributing to compensatory growth in hepatic tissue in cattle K. Keogh, D.A. Kenny & S.M. Waters Animal and Bioscience Research Department, Teagasc, Grange, Dunsany, Co. Meath, Ireland sinead.waters@teagasc.ie (Corresponding Author) Compensatory growth is an accelerated growth phenomenon observed in animals upon re-alimentation following a period of dietary restriction and is utilised worldwide in animal production systems as a method to lower feed costs. Gene co-expression network analysis was performed on the hepatic transcriptome of cattle that had undergone compensatory growth. The relationship between modules of co-expressed genes and traits contributing to compensatory growth were assessed. A module of co-expressed genes was identified as positively correlated with dry matter intake (r = 0.77

Kate Keogh, David Kenny, Sinead Waters

Proceedings of the World Congress on Genetics Applied to Livestock Production, Volume Electronic Poster Session - Biology - Feed Intake and Efficiency 1, , 135, 2018
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