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Variation in the FABP4 gene affects carcass and growth traits in sheep
(Elsevier on behalf of the American Meat Science Association, 2018-11)
Fatty acid-binding protein 4 (FABP4) participates in fatty-acid transportation and variation in the gene has been reported to affect fat deposition in mammals. To assess the effects of variation in FABP4 on carcass and ...
Genetic variations in the myostatin gene (MSTN) in New Zealand sheep breeds
Myostatin, which is also known as growth and differentiation factor 8 (GDF8), acts as a negative regulator of skeletal muscle growth. Variation in the myostatin gene (MSTN) has been associated with variation in muscularity ...