|Souza,Fabio Ricardo Pablos de; Vozzi,Pedro Alejandro; Vila,Reginaldo Aparecido; Boligon,Arione Augusti; Galerani,Marli Aparecida Vani; Lobo,Raysildo Barbosa; Martelli,Lucia Regina.|
|MUC1 is a heavily glycosylated mammalian transmembrane protein expressed by mucosal secretory tissues for both protection against microbial infection and lubrication. An important characteristic of MUC1 is its variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) containing several sites for O-glycosylation. VNTR length has been associated with many human diseases and with certain economically important traits in domestic ruminants. The aim of the present study was to correlate the length of MUC1 gene VNTR with expected progeny differences (EPDs) obtained for growth, fertility and carcass traits. Five alleles were identified, with alleles containing short VNTRs being more frequent than those with long, thereby demonstrating that Brazilian Nelore cattle are...|
||Palavras-chave: Beef cattle; Molecular marker; Productive traits; Quantitative trait locus.