Effects of the FecL major gene in the Lacaune meat sheep population

@inproceedings{Martin2013EffectsOT,
  title={Effects of the FecL major gene in the Lacaune meat sheep population},
  author={Pauline Marie Martin and J{\'e}r{\^o}me Raoul and Loys Bodin},
  booktitle={Genetics Selection Evolution},
  year={2013}
}
The major prolificacy gene FecL was first described in the Lacaune sheep meat breed Ovi-Test in 1998. A few studies estimated the effect of this gene on prolificacy but little data is available. In 2010, the Ovi-Test cooperative started genotyping FecL in all of their replacement ewe lambs. Thanks to the large amount of genotyping data that is available now, gene effects on litter size and other relevant traits can be estimated more accurately. Our study included 5775 ewes genotyped since 2010… CONTINUE READING