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Polymorphism of the melatonin receptor MT1 gene and its relationship with seasonal reproductive activity in the Sarda sheep breed.
The aim was to study the polymorphisms of the melatonin receptor 1A gene (MTNR1A) and its relationship with seasonal reproduction in the Sarda sheep breed. Four-thousand multiparous ewes reared underExpand
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Productive performance and meat quality of Mouflon×Sarda and Sarda×Sarda suckling lambs.
The objective of this study was to compare slaughtering performance, carcass characteristics, and meat quality in lambs of two different genotypes. Sixteen crossbred Mouflon×Sarda (M×S) and sixteenExpand
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Relationship between MTNR1A melatonin receptor gene polymorphism and seasonal reproduction in different goat breeds.
The reproductive activity of goats bred in temperate latitude follows a seasonal pattern, influenced by annual variation in day length. Daily variation in pineal melatonin secretion is theExpand
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Prolificacy genotypes at BMPR 1B, BMP15 and GDF9 genes in North African sheep breeds
Abstract The aim of this research was to investigate the genetic structure at BMPR 1B, BMP15 and GDF9 prolificacy genes in five sheep breeds reared in Tunisia: Barbarine, Queue Fine de L’Ouest, NoireExpand
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D-loop sequence mitochondrial DNA variability of Sarda goat and other goat breeds and populations reared in the Mediterranean area.
To provide useful knowledge on goat breed origin and history, we studied the mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) of 69 goats from five different breeds, Camosciata delle Alpi, Maltese, Nubian, Saanen andExpand
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Characterization of the Mediterranean Italian buffaloes melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) gene and its association with reproductive seasonality.
The aim of this study was to examine the polymorphism in MTNR1A gene and its relation to reproductive seasonality in Mediterranean Italian buffaloes reared in Sardinia. The mating period and calvingExpand
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Development of a RNA extraction method from milk for gene expression study in the mammary gland of sheep
The aim of the study was to develop a reliable method for the RNA extraction from milk of Sarda sheep breed and to highlight if the extracted RNA can be used for expression study on mammary genesExpand
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Genotype at the MTNR1A locus and response to melatonin treatment in Sarda lambs
Abstract With the aim to evaluate the effect of melatonin treatment and melatonin receptor 1A (MTNR1A) genotype on advance of puberty, 423 Sarda lambs were chosen. On June 26th, they were dividedExpand
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Influence of melatonin receptor 1A gene polymorphisms on seasonal reproduction in Sarda ewes with different body condition scores and ages.
In several species, circadian changes in melatonin concentrations play a key role in the photoperiodic control of seasonality. In sheep, two silent mutations in the melatonin receptor 1A geneExpand
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Effect of genotype at the MTNR1A locus and melatonin treatment on first conception in Sarda ewe lambs.
A sample of 423 Sarda ewe lambs from three different farms was used to evaluate the effect of one or two melatonin implants on the time of first conception. On each farm, 141 animals were dividedExpand
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