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Effect of variation in ovine WFIKKN₂ on growth traits appears to be gender-dependent
(Macmillan Publishers Limited, part of Springer Nature., 2015-07-22)
WFIKKN₂ may play a role in the regulation of muscle growth and development, but to date there have been no reports on the effect of variation in WFIKKN₂ on growth and carcass traits in livestock. In this study, the effect ...
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 ...
Genetic variations and haplotypic diversity in the Myostatin gene of New Zealand cattle breeds
Myostatin (MSTN) is a circulating factor that is secreted by muscle cells, and that acts upon those cells to inhibit the proliferation of muscle fibres during pre-natal muscle growth. The Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR) ...
Genetic diversity of selected genes that are potentially economically important in feral sheep of New Zealand
(BioMed Central Ltd., 2010)
Background: Feral sheep are considered to be a source of genetic variation that has been lost from their domestic counterparts through selection. Methods: This study investigates variation in the genes KRTAP1-1, KRT33, ...
Allele/haplotype variation in the MHC-DQA2 gene in Spanish sheep and its association with footrot susceptibility
Footrot is a contagious disease that affects the hoof of sheep and other ungulates. The severity of the disease varies from a slight limp to the death of the individual due to injuries that prevent them from feeding. ...