A genome-wide association study for racing performances in Thoroughbreds clarifies a candidate region near the MSTN gene.

@article{Tozaki2010AGA,
  title={A genome-wide association study for racing performances in Thoroughbreds clarifies a candidate region near the MSTN gene.},
  author={Teruaki Tozaki and Takeshi Miyake and Hironaga Kakoi and Hitoshi Gawahara and Shinichi Sugita and Telhisa Hasegawa and Nobushige Ishida and Kei-ichi Hirota and Yasuko Nakano},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 Suppl 2},
  pages={28-35}
}
Using 1400 microsatellites, a genome-wide association study (GWAS) was performed to identify genomic regions associated with lifetime earnings and performance ranks, as determined by the Japan Racing Association (JRA). The minimum heritability (h(2) ) was estimated at 7-8% based on the quantitative trait model, suggesting that the racing performance is… CONTINUE READING