OLA-DRB1 microsatellite variants are associated with ovine growth and reproduction traits

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The DRB1 intron 2 (GT)n (GA)m microsatellite was genotyped in experimental flocks of seven Merinoland rams and 249 ewes as well as their offspring (381 lambs) from consecutive lambings. A total of 16 DRB1 alleles were detected, ranging between 353 and 857 bp. In comparison with carriers of other alleles, the ewes carrying the predominant 411 bp allele had… (More)
DOI: 10.1186/1297-9686-38-4-431

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