Polymorphisms in the ovine myostatin gene (MSTN) and their association with growth and carcass traits in New Zealand Romney sheep.

@article{Hickford2010PolymorphismsIT,
  title={Polymorphisms in the ovine myostatin gene (MSTN) and their association with growth and carcass traits in New Zealand Romney sheep.},
  author={Jonathan G. H. Hickford and Rachel H. J. Forrest and Huitong Zhou and Qian Fang and J L Han and Chris Miles Frampton and A L Horrell},
  journal={Animal genetics},
  year={2010},
  volume={41 1},
  pages={64-72}
}
Myostatin is a regulator of myogenesis and has been implicated in the regulation of adiposity and in controlling the structure and function of tendons. Polymerase Chain Reaction Single-Stranded Conformational Polymorphism (PCR-SSCP) analysis of intron-1 was used to identify five variants (designated A-E) of the myostatin gene (MSTN). The effect of this genetic variation on growth and carcass traits was investigated in 517 Romney male lambs from 17 sire-lines, born on a South Island New Zealand… CONTINUE READING

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