Novel SNP of the goatprolactin gene (PRL) associated with cashmere traits

@article{Lan2009NovelSO,
  title={Novel SNP of the goatprolactin gene (PRL) associated with cashmere traits},
  author={Xianyong Lan and Ch. -Y. Pan and Hang Chen and Ch. -Z. Lei and Fen Li and Hao Zhang and Y. -S. Ni},
  journal={Journal of Applied Genetics},
  year={2009},
  volume={50},
  pages={51-54}
}
Concentrations of the single-chain polypeptide hormone prolactin (PRL) are associated with wool or cashmere traits, and its seasonal changes may determine patterns of enzymatic activity and may affect cashmere fibre growth and moult. So, thePRL gene is a potential candidate gene for cashmere traits in marker-assisted selection (MAS). In this paper, we… CONTINUE READING