Dissection of genetic factors modulating fetal growth in cattle indicates a substantial role of the non-SMC condensin I complex, subunit G (NCAPG) gene.

@article{Eberlein2009DissectionOG,
  title={Dissection of genetic factors modulating fetal growth in cattle indicates a substantial role of the non-SMC condensin I complex, subunit G (NCAPG) gene.},
  author={Annett Eberlein and Akiko Takasuga and Kouji Setoguchi and Ralf Pfuhl and Krzysztof Flisikowski and Ruedi Fries and Norman Klopp and Rainer F{\"u}rbass and Rosemarie Weikard and Christa Kuehn},
  journal={Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={183 3},
  pages={951-64}
}
The increasing evidence of fetal developmental effects on postnatal life, the still unknown fetal growth mechanisms impairing offspring generated by somatic nuclear transfer techniques, and the impact on stillbirth and dystocia in conventional reproduction have generated increasing attention toward mammalian fetal growth. We identified a highly significant quantitative trait locus (QTL) affecting fetal growth on bovine chromosome 6 in a specific resource population, which was set up by… CONTINUE READING