Associations of GHSR gene polymorphisms with chicken growth and carcass traits

  title={Associations of GHSR gene polymorphisms with chicken growth and carcass traits},
  author={Meixia Fang and Qinghua Nie and Chenlong Luo and Dexiang Zhang and Xiquan Zhang},
  journal={Molecular Biology Reports},
Ghrelin receptor (GHSR), or growth hormone secretagogue receptor, modulates many physiological effects by binding to its ligand and therefore is a candidate gene for chicken production performance. In this study, five polymorphisms (four SNP and a ‘GGTACA’ indel) of GHSR gene were genotyped in a F2 full sib chicken population to investigate their associations with production traits. Results showed that c.739 + 726T > C (M2) was significantly associated with body weight (BW) at 28 days (BW28… CONTINUE READING
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