Pleiotropic effects in Hereford, Limousin, and Piedmontese F2 crossbred calves of genes controlling muscularity including the Piedmontese myostatin allele.

@article{Short2002PleiotropicEI,
  title={Pleiotropic effects in Hereford, Limousin, and Piedmontese F2 crossbred calves of genes controlling muscularity including the Piedmontese myostatin allele.},
  author={Rebecca E. Short and Michael D Macneil and Michael D. Grosz and David E. Gerrard and Elaine E Grings},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2002},
  volume={80 1},
  pages={1-11}
}
Objectives were to determine 1) effects on traits measured from birth to slaughter in F2 cross calves from sire breeds that differ in potential for lean tissue growth but have similar mature BW and 2) the gene action of the mutant Piedmontese myostatin allele. Hereford (normal muscling, H), Limousin (moderate increase in muscling, L), and Piedmontese (muscular hypertrophy, P) sires (20 to 25 per breed) were bred at random to crossbred cows to produce F1 calves that were inter se-mated within… CONTINUE READING