Associations of T → A Mutation in the Promoter Region of Myostatin Gene with Birth Weight in Yorkshire Pigs * *

A T→A mutation in the promoter region of porcine myostatin (MSTN) gene has been identified in our previous work. This study analyzed the associations of the myostatin genotypes (TT, TA) caused by this mutation with birth weigh in Yorkshire pigs. Data from 211 unrelated individuals were collected three times from one breeding farm. Detections of the mutation… (More)