Relationship among GeneSTAR marbling marker, intramuscular fat deposition, and expected progeny differences in early weaned Simmental steers.

@article{Rincker2006RelationshipAG,
  title={Relationship among GeneSTAR marbling marker, intramuscular fat deposition, and expected progeny differences in early weaned Simmental steers.},
  author={C. B. Rincker and Nathan A. Pyatt and Larry L. Berger and Dan B. Faulkner},
  journal={Journal of animal science},
  year={2006},
  volume={84 3},
  pages={686-93}
}
Research has demonstrated that triiodothyronine and thyroxin are correlated with marbling (MARB) deposition in Wagyu cattle. Polymorphisms in the 5' region of the thyroglobulin gene have been associated with an improvement in overall fattening and could be used as a gene marker for MARB. The commercially available GeneSTAR MARB test measures the specific thyroglobulin gene polymorphism and identifies cattle as having 0, 1, or 2 copies of the allele; these are identified as 0-STAR, 1-STAR, or 2… CONTINUE READING