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Variation in the KAP6-1 gene in Chinese Tan sheep and associations with variation in wool traits
(Elsevier on behalf of International Goat Association, 2017-09)
The keratin-associated protein KAP6-1 gene (KRTAP6-1) was investigated for its effect on wool traits in Chinese Tan sheep. Two previously identified KRTAP6-1 variants (A and B) and two newly identified KRTAP6-1 variants ...
Identification of the ovine keratin-associated protein 26-1 gene and its association with variation in wool traits
Keratin-associated proteins (KAPs) are structural components of wool and hair fibres, and are believed to play a role in defining the physico-mechanical properties of the wool fibre. In this study, the putative ovine ...
Variation in the ovine KAP6-3 gene (KRTAP6-3) is associated with variation in mean fibre diameter-associated wool traits
(MDPI AG, 2017)
Polymerase chain reaction-single stranded conformational polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) analysis was used to investigate variation in the ovine KAP6-3 gene (KRTAP6-3) in 383 Merino × Southdown-cross lambs from four sire-lines, ...
Polymorphism of KRT83 and its association with selected wool traits in Merino-cross lambs
Keratins are structural proteins in the cortex of wool fibres. It is thought that variation in the keratin genes (KRTs) affects wool structure and characteristics. Polymerase chain reaction-single stranded conformational ...
Wool keratin-associated protein genes in sheep – A review
(MDPI AG, 2016)
The importance of sheep’s wool in making textiles has inspired extensive research into its structure and the underlying genetics since the 1960s. Wool keratin-associated proteins (KAPs) are a key structural component of ...