Investigations into the GDF 8 g + 6723 GA polymorphism in New Zealand Texel sheep 1

@inproceedings{Johnson2009InvestigationsIT,
  title={Investigations into the GDF 8 g + 6723 GA polymorphism in New Zealand Texel sheep 1},
  author={Philip L Johnson and Ken G. Dodds and Wendy E. Bain and Gordon J Greer and Nancy S Johnstone McLean and Robert J. McLaren and Susan M. Galloway and T. C. van Stijn and John C. McEwan},
  year={2009}
}
This work investigated effects of carrying 0, 1, or 2 copies of the A allele resulting from the g+6723G-A transition in growth differentiation factor gene (GDF8) in New Zealand Texel-cross sheep at different lamb ages and carcass weights. Two Texel-cross sires carrying 1 copy of the A allele were mated to approximately 200 ewes carrying 0, 1, or 2 copies of the A allele. A total of 187 progeny were generated and genotyped to determine whether they were carrying 0, 1, or 2 copies of the A allele… CONTINUE READING