Candidate genes associated with testicular development, sperm quality, and hormone levels of inhibin, luteinizing hormone, and insulin-like growth factor 1 in Brahman bulls.

@article{Fortes2012CandidateGA,
  title={Candidate genes associated with testicular development, sperm quality, and hormone levels of inhibin, luteinizing hormone, and insulin-like growth factor 1 in Brahman bulls.},
  author={Marina R S Fortes and Antonio Reverter and Rachel Hawken and Sunduimijid Bolormaa and Sigrid A. Lehnert},
  journal={Biology of reproduction},
  year={2012},
  volume={87 3},
  pages={58}
}
Bull fertility is an important target for genetic improvement, and early prediction using genetic markers is therefore a goal for livestock breeding. We performed genome-wide association studies to identify genes associated with fertility traits measured in young bulls. Data from 1118 Brahman bulls were collected for six traits: blood hormone levels of inhibin (IN) at 4 mo, luteinizing hormone (LH) following a gonadotropin-releasing hormone challenge at 4 mo, and insulin-like growth factor 1… CONTINUE READING