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Identification of the association between FABP4 gene polymorphisms and milk production traits in Sfakia sheep
(Copernicus Publications on behalf of the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), 2019-07-15)
The aim of this study was to estimate the effect of variation in the fatty acid binding protein 4 gene (FABP4) on milk production traits in Greek Sfakia sheep. Polymerase chain reaction – single-stranded conformational ...
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 ...
Variation in the stearoyl-CoA desaturase gene (SCD) and its influence on milk fatty acid composition in late-lactation dairy cattle grazed on pasture
(Copernicus Publications on behalf of the Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), 2020-11-03)
Gene markers have become useful tools for improving animal genetics and breeding since they improve the accuracy of selection for superior breeding stock. In this study, the stearoyl-CoA desaturase (Δ-9-desaturase) gene ...
Identification of novel nucleotide sequence variations in an extended region of the bovine leptin gene (LEP) across a variety of cattle breeds from New Zealand and Nigeria
(Copernicus Publications on behalf of Leibniz Institute for Farm Animal Biology (FBN), 2020-07-22)
Leptin is mainly secreted by white adipose tissue in animals. Leptin acts by stimulating or inhibiting the release of a neurotransmitter, which eventually results in a decrease in food/feed intake and an increase in energy ...