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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 ...
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 ...
Variation in KRTAP6-1 affects wool fibre diameter in New Zealand Romney ewes
(Copernicus Publications on behalf of Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN)., 2019-08-13)
Variation in KRTAP6-1 has been reported to affect wool fibre traits in Merino cross-breed sheep and Chinese Tan sheep, but little is known about whether these effects persist in other breeds. In this study, variation in ...
Variation in the caprine keratin-associated protein 15-1 (KAP15-1) gene affects cashmere fibre diameter
(Copernicus Publications on behalf of the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology, 2019-03-26)
Keratin-associated proteins (KAPs) are a structural component of cashmere fibre, and variation in some KAP genes (KRTAPs) has been associated with a number of caprine fibre traits. In this study, we report the identification ...