Polymorphism of the growth hormone gene of red deer (Cervus elaphus).

  title={Polymorphism of the growth hormone gene of red deer (Cervus elaphus).},
  author={O. Caryl Wallis and Louisa J Bill and Elisa J Burt and Shirley Ellis and Michael Wallis},
  journal={General and comparative endocrinology},
  volume={146 2},
In mammals, pituitary growth hormone (GH) is usually encoded by a single gene, but in some caprine ruminants there are two GH genes, and higher primates have a cluster of at least 5 GH-like genes. We have previously shown that in several artiodactyls (chevrotain, giraffe, and hippopotamus) there are two GH gene sequences, differing by 5-21 nucleotides (nt… CONTINUE READING