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Provedor de dados:  Scientia Agricola
País:  Brazil
Título:  Association of CSSM066 and ILSTS011 microsatellite markers and thyroglobulin gene SNP with backfat in Canchim cattle
Autores:  Veneroni,Gisele Batista
Meirelles,Sarah Laguna
Oliveira,Henrique Nunes de
Alencar,Maurício Mello de
Gouveia,João José de Simoni
Regitano,Luciana Correia de Almeida
Data:  2012-02-01
Ano:  2012
Palavras-chave:  Canchim breed
Fat deposition
Molecular markers
Candidate gene
Resumo:  Canchim, a synthetic breed of cattle derived from the Charolais and Zebu group has been used in the beef-cattle industry in Brazil as an alternative for intensifying production. One of the main concerns with this breed is its poor fat deposition and consequently, there is an effort to increase the performance for this trait. The thyroglobulin gene is located in a QTL region for fat deposition, and reports describe the influence of a polymorphism in the 5´ leader sequence of that gene on marbling and subcutaneous fat thickness. This study analyzed the association of this polymorphism in the thyroglobulin gene, as well as of two flanking microsatellite markers, CSSM066 and ILSTS011, with backfat thickness in 987 Canchim beef cattle. The CSSM066 and ILSTS011 microsatellite markers have a effect on fat thickness in the studied populations. However, this trait did not have association with the polymorphism of the thyroglobulin gene, which suggests that other genes of bovine chromosome 14 may be responsible for the variation in this trait.
Tipo:  Info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Idioma:  Inglês
Editor:  São Paulo - Escola Superior de Agricultura "Luiz de Queiroz"
Relação:  10.1590/S0103-90162012000100001
Formato:  text/html
Fonte:  Scientia Agricola v.69 n.1 2012
Direitos:  info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

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