Effect of leptin gene polymorphisms on growth, slaughter and meat quality traits of grazing Brangus steers.

@article{Corva2009EffectOL,
  title={Effect of leptin gene polymorphisms on growth, slaughter and meat quality traits of grazing Brangus steers.},
  author={Pablo Marcelo Corva and G V Fern{\'a}ndez Macedo and L A Soria and J Papaleo Mazzucco and Mark Motter and Edgardo Leopoldo Villarreal and Alejandro Schor and Carlos Alberto Mezzadra and Lilia Magdalena Melucci and Maria Cristina Miquel},
  journal={Genetics and molecular research : GMR},
  year={2009},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={105-16}
}
Leptin is a hormone that affects the regulation of feed intake, energy balance and body composition in mammals. Several polymorphisms in the bovine leptin gene have been associated with phenotypic variance of these traits. We evaluated two known single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) in the leptin gene of 253 grazing Brangus steers. Brangus is a 5/8 Angus-3/8 Brahman composite. Data were collected during two consecutive growth/fattening cycles from two farms in southeast Buenos Aires province… CONTINUE READING
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